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Hope is stronger than quakes, tsunamis and nuclear threats to Hiro Takeuchi.
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Hiro Takeuchi live from Tokyo: "Japan will rise again!"

Posted: Mar 17, 2011 12:51 pm EDT

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If anyone knows survival it's Japanese Himalaya climber Hiro (Hirotaka) Takeuchi.In 2005 Hiro made it down from 8,000 meters on Everest Supercouloir with HACE. Two years later, a huge avalanche on GII almost broke his back and it took "Hero" a year to heal. He resumed his plan to become the first Japanese 14x8000er with only Cho Oyu and Dhaulagiri left when destiny stroke again.The world watches in horror the aftermath of an almost unreal 9.0 earthquake with a subsequent monster tsunami sweeping the NE coast of Hiro's...

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