First mission trip to Japan after March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We were there for a week to do relief ministry. This area was less than 2 miles from the ocean and was hit by 20' waves. The ministry in Japan was going to use the building as a cafe for the survivors to come and be served. Directly across the street was an elementary school used as a shelter where for a time over 400 people were staying. We have continued to return each year.