PHOTO: in the wake: JapanTsunami_Dambj_20120305_1654

Mitsuhiro Abe's kindergarten teacher saved the boy and fellow students from the devasting tsunami that killed thousands in his community last year by leading the class from their elementary school to higher ground. He recieved counseling after the event for trauma symptoms, and is doing much better according to his grandmother. One year after the event, he lives in temporary housing with his grandmother and parents in Minamisanriku, Japan.

Mitsuhiro Abe's kindergarten teacher saved the boy and fellow students from the devasting tsunami that killed thousands in his community last year by leading the class from their elementary school to higher ground. He recieved counseling after the event for trauma symptoms, and is doing much better according to his grandmother. One year after the event, he lives in temporary housing with his grandmother and parents in Minamisanriku, Japan.