A Look At The Japanese City Closest To The Quake
ROBERT SIEGEL, host:
Some information now about Sendai, the city closest to the quake's epicenter.
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
Sendai lies on the northeastern coast of Japan. It would normally take about two and a half hours to drive there from Tokyo. It's home to more than a million people.
SIEGEL: Its nickname is the City of Trees. It's known for its parks and tree-lined streets. We tried to reach people today in Sendai, but we could find no one with a working phone or Internet.
BLOCK: Hundreds, at least, have died there in the earthquake and the towering tsunami waves that swept in afterward.
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