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One Big Obstacle To Japan's Recovery? Trash
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Michihiro Kono is the ninth-generation chief executive of soy sauce maker Yagisawa Co. in Rikuzentakata, Japan. His factory, storeroom, customer records and two of his employees were washed away in the tsunami. But he's determined to rebuild. Chie Kobayashi for NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding A Soy Sauce Company, From The Barrel Up
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Afghan Military Pilot Kills 9 Americans
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Is The Dalai Lama Playing A Dangerous Game?
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Trucks left parked on a road near a Shanghai port Friday. Truck drivers protested for a third day over rising fuel costs and fees, disrupting the flow of goods. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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Chinese Truck Drivers Block Port Over Gas Prices
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Japanese Auto Executives Try To Put On Happy Face
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The sauce bar at Haidilao Hot Pot restaurant in Beijing. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Hot Pot, Delivered: In China, A New Dining Experience
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Chinese Man To Pay To Look Like Shakespeare
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Newly minted second-graders in Rikuzentakata, Japan, begin their school year more than two weeks late after a tsunami wiped out most of the town. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Japan Struggles With How To Heal 'Children's Hearts'
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Pakistan's Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of five of the six men accused of gang-raping Mukhtar Mai, seen here at a shelter in the southern Punjab village of Meerwala in February. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistan Frees All But 1 Accused In Gang Rape
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Mullen: Pakistan's Spy Agency Has Terrorist Links
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Kamil Khalil with the newly formed Workers Democratic Party comes from Cairo to join the sit-in at the Shebin factory. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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In Egypt, Revolution Moves Into The Factories
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Japanese performers dance at a temple in the tsunami-devastated area of Rikuzentakata, Japan, on April 17. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japanese Celebrate The Dead Amid A Town's Ruins
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Tsunami Spares Japan's Pine-Covered Islands
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