Victim mourned 1 month after disaster

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Residents observe a moment of silence Tuesday at the site of a house destroyed by a deadly landslide in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

The Yomiuri ShimbunSHUNAN, Yamaguchi — Tuesday marked one month since the extent of the damage caused by deadly torrential rains in western Japan became clear. Ten residents of the Higuchi district in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, gathered on the day to pray for the soul of Noriko Kawamura, 64, at the site where she was killed when a landslide demolished her house on July 7. Her husband and two sons were injured, according to residents.

Masao Yoshiura, 72, an acquaintance of the Kawamura family, said, “I want to help Mrs. Kawamura rest in peace by working to revitalize the community.”Speech

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