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“AJW 3/11 quake update: Foreign residents split on leaving, staying in disaster zone” via Asahi Japan Watch

Encouraged by their families or governments back home, droves of foreign residents are fleeing areas in northeastern Japan hard hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami. But others have decided to remain behind to lend a hand to their home away from home.

Throngs of non-Japanese carrying rucksacks and suitcases gathered Friday morning at the municipal government building in Sendai for buses chartered by the embassies of the United States, China and other countries.

For many, the decision to leave is a heart-wrenching affair.

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