When a devastating tsunami swept across Japan last year, the world reeled in shock and horror.
But it’s only when the sheer scale of the carnage is laid bare to the naked eye and is told directly to your ear, that the magnitude of what happened that day is truly realized.
Veteran councillors Bill McNulty and Harold Steves visited on the weekend the site of such a village adopted by Richmond in the wake of the disaster.
Since last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Richmond community groups and residents have pledged more than $150,000 to help the small Japanese fishing village of Onagawa.
A Richmond delegation, led by McNulty and Steves, saw in person how those funds are aiding recovery efforts.