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Monday, March 14, 2011

U.S. City Fears For Its Sister In Japan

A resident wipes tears as she finds no remains of her home, in Soma city, south of Sendai city. (AP)

A resident wipes tears as she finds no remains of her home, in Soma city, south of Sendai city. (AP)

Riverside, California and Sendai, Japan, the largest city in the area hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami, have been sister cities since 1957 and have maintained close cultural ties since then exchanging students, baseball teams and museum exhibits.

We speak with the mayor of Riverside, Ron Loveridge about how Riverside is responding to the tragedy.


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