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This is US Navy Rear Admiral Scott Jones, Commander Task Force 76.0, meeting with United States Marines from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit assigned to recovery and cleanup efforts on the hard hit tsunami island of Oshima, in Miyagi Prefecture on April 4, 2011. Jones is seen here in the village of Yogai which was hit by the tsunami that washed over the island. Oshima is an island offshore from Kessennuma City and was devastated by the tsunami caused by the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Until that time travel to and from the mainland was done via ferry boat service. With ferry boat service wiped out, all rescue and relief efforts were very slow in coming. That is why the Japan Self Defense Force asked the US military to come to the rescue due to their well equipped amphibious and air capabilities. For the past two weeks 300 Marines have been working on this island around the clock. This is all part of Operation Tomodachi, or Operation Friend which is being coordinated by the US Navy Seventh Fleet.
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This is US Navy Rear Admiral Scott Jones, Commander Task Force 76.0, meeting with United States Marines from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit assigned to recovery and cleanup efforts on the hard hit tsunami island of Oshima, in Miyagi Prefecture on April 4, 2011. Jones is seen here in the village of Yogai which was hit by the tsunami that washed over the island. Oshima is an island offshore from Kessennuma City and was devastated by the tsunami caused by the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Until that time travel to and from the mainland was done via ferry boat service.  With ferry boat service wiped out, all rescue and relief efforts were very slow in coming. That is why the Japan Self Defense Force asked the US military to come to the rescue due to their well equipped amphibious and air capabilities. For the past two weeks 300 Marines have been working on this island around the clock. This is all part of Operation Tomodachi, or Operation Friend which is being coordinated by the US Navy Seventh Fleet.