# An American school teacher, Anne Hanson, has experienced a miraculous reunion with her Japanese host family after 22 years following the recent 7.6 magnitude earthquake. Facing outdated email addresses, she turned to the internet, filling out a form on the Uozu City Hall website. Less than 24 hours later, her Japanese host from two decades ago, Akihiko Kiyokawa, responded, facilitated by a friend who saw Hanson’s message. Hanson, from Arizona, says this remarkable reconnection stands as a testament to hope, resilience and the enduring power of human connection, even in challenging times.
Arizona teacher reunites with Japanese host family following earthquake