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Jan 30, 2012 17:36
Category: General News

Japanese Official Inspects Neah Bay Flotsam

     PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - An official from the Japanese
consulate in Seattle has visited the home of a Port Angeles man to
inspect a large black float he found near Neah Bay to determine if
it's some of the first debris from the tsunami that hit Japan last
     People think it's a float from an oyster farm near Sendai.
Arnold Schouten found it in December at an isolated beach near Neah
     The consulate official, Tomoko Dodo, is sending her photos of
the float and notes to Tokyo to be examined by experts.
     Tsunami debris is expected to reach the Washington coast in the
next year or two. Dodo asks that anything that could be considered
a personal keepsake for a survivor be reported to local officials
or the consulate.