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WEATHERING THE STORM IN JAPAN are DL native Brook Chelmo, his wife, Keiko, and their daughter, Aria.

Man trying to get family to Detroit Lakes from Japan

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A Detroit Lakes native teaching English in Japan is in survival mode, trying to get his family out of the devastated country after it was rocked by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, tsunami, and now three nuclear plant explosions.


32-year-old Brook Chelmo, his Japanese wife, Keiko and their 14-month-old daughter, Aria, live in the Japanese town of Takrarazuka-shi, which is about eight hours southwest of the earthquake's epicenter.

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