Lost Japan Tsunami Soccer Ball Found… In Alaska


    A natural disaster stirs up some hope. When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, about 19,000 people lost their lives. Survivors struggled with losing their homes and belongings. But one boy has shockingly been reunited with a lost possession.

    FOX News Radio's Kirstin Mcnary reports:

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    Sixteen-year-old Misaki Murakami telling reporters he's "shocked" someone found his soccer ball.

    Why the disbelief? Murakami lost the ball and his home and everything in it more than a year ago, in Japan's tsunami.

    And the ball resurfaced more than 3,000 miles away in Alaska.

    It was found on the beach by a man and his Japanese wife who told Murakami they'd send it home to him soon.

    The couple says they also found a volleyball they believe was set adrift by the tsunami, but haven't yet ID'd its owner.

    Kirstin McNary, FOX News Radio.