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More Than Miso: Food Writer In Japan Records Struggling Region's Cuisine
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In Tokyo today, newspapers printed extra editions to report about the women soccer team's victory in the World Cup. Yoshikazu Tsuno /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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April 29: An image from video taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co. as robots explored the nuclear reactor building of Unit 1 at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. TEPCO/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Damage at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power Co. hide caption

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