A dog rescued from a roof drifting off Japan's north-east coast more than three weeks after a quake and tsunami has been reunited with her owner.
The owner recognised the dog from a TV news report on the rescue on Friday.
The female owner and the two-year-old dog called Ban had an emotional reunion at an animal care centre where she was being looked after.
"I recognized her immediately after seeing her face," she said, hugging the animal.
"I am happy that she seems healthy. I want to cherish her when I take her back. "We'll never let go of her,"
she added, as Ban licked her face and wagged its tail.
We love to get happy endings from Japan.
Wait - that's not what we meant!
[Image via AP Images.]