A dog has been rescued off the coast of Japan after surviving the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and then a further three weeks alone at sea.
LATE BREAKING NEWS! The dog has now been reunited with her owner! The 2-year old mixed breed rescued from drifting ocean debris immediately jumped to her owner and wagged her tail at their reunion more than three weeks after Japan’s tsunami. Toshio Suzuki described Monday’s reunion at the animal shelter he heads in the tsunami-wrecked Miyagi region of northern Japan. The owner of the dog named Ban saw Friday’s rescue on television. The woman was not identified for privacy reasons. Suzuki said she has an adult daughter and that the family suffered tsunami damage but was not specific. Public broadcaster NHK aired images of the reunion with the woman hugging Ban and the dog warmly.
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