IWP http://iowapublicradio.org en The World Comes to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-comes-iowa <p>The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was the most costly natural disaster in the history of the world and killed almost 16,000 people.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer sits down with <a href="http://uscenterforcitizendiplomacy.org/blog/entry/meet-kizuna-fellow-daisuke-ogata/">Daisuke Ogata</a>, a Japanese college student visiting Des Moines for the summer, and <a href="http://www.drake.edu/cgc/aboutcgc/facultydirectory/mccarthy/">Mary McCarthy</a> of Drake University to discuss how this tragic event has changed U.S.-Japan relations.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:39:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27690 at http://iowapublicradio.org The World Comes to Iowa