A map of Fukushima Prefecture hangs in the lobby of the Koriyama Baptist Church. Nails mark the former homes of friends of the church who have moved away, remembered in photos. Japanese-American pastor Nobumasa Tajima runs the church with his wife, Beverly. The Tajimas lead weekly trips to temporary shelters still housing evacuees from the March 2011 disaster. “We bring people food. But they don’t need food. They need comfort,” says Nobumasa.
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