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Submission + - Japan Spends Millions of 2011 Tsunami Relief Funds On Sea Turtle Research (ibtimes.com)

Rebecka writes: “Priorities” is the word residents of Japan may be uttering today after reports that officials reportedly spent a majority of the 200 billion set aside for 2011 tsunami relief efforts not on rebuilding their cities, but on sea turtle research.

The prefecture Kagoshima, located roughly 800 miles from the affected zone of Ishinomaki, was awarded three million yen after the devastating 2011 storm, a new report claiming the donated funds were reportedly spent in an effort for researchers to observe and protect sea turtles according to The Telegraph via the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

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Japan Spends Millions of 2011 Tsunami Relief Funds On Sea Turtle Research

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