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Oregon Parks and Recreation employees loaded debris on a trailer to haul it off the beach.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department was called about part of a boat -- but instead found floating material that could be debris from the March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.
An example of one of Japan's many intact torii - this one much smaller than what has washed ashore in Oregon.
Iwahashi Katsuji, chief international public relations officer for The Association of Shinto Shrines, Tokyo, Japan.
Infographic by Thomas Cober and Ben Patterson. Japanese to English translation of statistics by Josh Hunt
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