New Jersey couple loses family member to Japan tsunami

At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, Chie Oikawa felt the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in her small fishing village of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan, prompting her to drive one of the two family cars to higher ground. When she returned to retrieve the second car and the pets, she was swept away by the subsequent tsunami and drowned. She was 33 years old. It was the middle … Continue reading New Jersey couple loses family member to Japan tsunami