Burials in quake-hit towns deepen Japan’s tragedy (AP) – 623th Edition

Relatives of a victim react in front of a coffin before burial in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-destroyed city of Kesennuma northern Japan Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCEAP – The funeral for Chieko Mori’s daughter and granddaughter was an affront to Japanese sacred customs — the two were placed in simple wooden coffins that soldiers lowered into a ditch in a vegetable patch as a backhoe poured in earth, burying them alongside scores of other bodies.

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