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Japan relearns how to cope with crisis

After the end of World War II, Japan completely rebuilt itself to become a serious threat to the West in an economic rather than military sense.

Even as the economy began to slow down in the 90s, few who have grown up there in the past few decades have had any serious concerns about the country's resilience and direction.

But in the wake of March's devastating earthquake, a new generation is having to reassess its priorities in order to learn how to bring the country through the crisis.

Mariko Oi reports from the Miyagi prefecture.

  • 04 Jul 2011