Japanese bus driver learning to scuba dive in effort to recover wife’s body

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Yasuo Takamatsu prepares to dive (Photo: AFP)

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TAKENOURA, Japan (AP) — A 57-year-old Japanese man is learning how to scuba dive in hopes of finding the remains of his wife, who was lost in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Yasuo Takamatsu's wife was at her office when the magnitude 9.0 quake that spawned the tsunami struck offshore.

She sent him an email about a half hour later, and that was the last time Takamatsu heard from her.

More than 2,600 people remain missing, their bodies presumably swept out to sea.

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