In what has become an annual tradition, volunteers join Paul Monti, whose son died while serving in Afghanistan, to plant flags at each gravestone at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
Before last Friday, Minamisanriku was a lively port at the heart of the mountainous Miyagi prefecture, with a population of about 17,000. But the earthquake struck just 80km from the town, and the resulting tsunami devastated the town, leaving much of the population unaccounted for.
We get the latest from the BBC’s Rachel Harvey.
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.