March 9, 2012
Noriko, left rear, and Takahiro Chiba with their three children — Koharu, 12, left, Ichiro, 6, and Rui, 8 — and Takashiro's father, Takashi, center. The photo in the middle is of Takashi Chiba's wife, Hiroko, who died in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan's northeastern coast on March 11, 2011. The family has considered leaving their home of Ishinomaki and moving to Maine, where Takashiro Chiba has a job offer from a sushi restaurant, but the decision is difficult.
For The Washington Post