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    Posted March 17, 2011 by
    Tokyo, Japan
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    Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake

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    Supermarkets Restock in Tokyo


    It's Thursday night. For the past week, I drop by my local Seiyu supermarket just to have a look. Usually there's nothing and I know that but something keeps my curiosity.


    I look expecting nothing but somehow feel a sense of unbelief, walking through the near empty shelves. Is this really the same city as one week ago? Potato chips and candy are left and strangely so is canned corn.


    But tonight, the 24hr chain is closed and what I see is food!


    A clerk stands in a lit aisle, dutifully restocking the shelves, other clerks in the back and in other rows. Is this the first sign of recovery?


    Tomorrow there will probably be another line of people stocking up.

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