The LRB – Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry

An early representative snippet:

A cab driver in the city of Sendai picked up a sad-faced man who asked to be taken to an address that no longer existed. Halfway through the journey, he looked into his mirror to see that the rear seat was empty. He drove on anyway, stopped in front of the levelled foundations of a destroyed house, and politely opened the door to allow the invisible passenger out at his former home.

But if you’re not in floods of tears at the last few paragraphs, then I don’t know you. It’s a #longread, if you know what that means, but it’s beautiful.