Disaster In Japan

Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a massive earthquake rocked Japan. massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Black smoke raises from a building in Tokyo
Black smoke raises from a building in Tokyo
Black smoke raises from a building in Tokyo's waterfront Daiba in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture shows an office in disarray
A picture shows an office in disarray
A picture shows an office in disarray after tremors from a massive off-shore earthquake shook the building and knocked over a row of cabinets in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a 10-metre high tsunami that tossed ships inland and sparked fears that destructive waves could hit across the Pacific Ocean. MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / HIROKI 'DUKE' KOBAYASHI (Photo credit should read HIROKI 'DUKE' KOBAYASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
People continue to work in an office aft
People continue to work in an office aft
People continue to work in an office after tremors from a massive off-shore earthquake shook the building and knocked over a row of cabinets in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a 10-metre high tsunami that tossed ships inland and sparked fears that destructive waves could hit across the Pacific Ocean. MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / HIROKI 'DUKE' KOBAYASHI (Photo credit should read HIROKI 'DUKE' KOBAYASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial shot shows washed ashore ships
An aerial shot shows washed ashore ships
An aerial shot shows washed ashore ships at the port of Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after being hit by a tsunami wave following a large earthquake. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial shot
An aerial shot
An aerial shot shows a ship sitting on the ground in the port of Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a tsunami tidal wave hit following a a large earthquake. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping carried away
An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping carried away
An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial shot shows boats being carried awary
This aerial shot shows boats being carried awary
This aerial shot shows boats being carried away at a flooded marina in Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a tsunami hit following an earthquake. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, setting a nuclear plant ablaze, unleashing a 10-metre tsunami that tossed ships inland and leaving at least 32 people reported dead. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves
This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves
This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers search for survivors
Rescuers search for survivors
Rescuers search for survivors under a damaged building on March 11, 2011 after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang county on on March 10, in southwest China's Yunnan province. At least 19 people were killed and 174 others injured in the earthquake that struck a remote area of southwest China near the border with Myanmar, a local official said. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial shot
An aerial shot
An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed road
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed road
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed road at a carpark in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Darren Gubbins/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo shows the remains of a supermarket
Photo shows the remains of a supermarket
Photo shows the remains of a supermarket in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Darren Gubbins/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles rest on a damaged road
Vehicles rest on a damaged road
Vehicles rest on a damaged road at a carpark in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Darren Gubbins/AFP/Getty Images)
The owner of a ceramic shop
The owner of a ceramic shop
The owner of a ceramic shop checks his damaged wares following the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. The huge earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Broken China wares
Broken China wares
Broken China wares are scattered on the floor at a porcelain shop following a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. The huge earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial shot shows houses in flame a
This aerial shot shows houses in flame a
This aerial shot shows houses in flames after being hit by a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
residents check the damaged done on a ro
residents check the damaged done on a ro
Residents check the damage done on a road and house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / FUKUSHIMA MINPO via JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read FUKUSHIMA MINPO/AFP/Getty Images)
A pedestrian road has collapsed in the m
A pedestrian road has collapsed in the m
A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture on March 11, 2011. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Fishing boats and vehicles
Fishing boats and vehicles
Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / FUKUSHIMA MINPO via JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read FUKUSHIMA MINPO/AFP/Getty Images)
Local residents watch the devastation
Local residents watch the devastation
Local residents watch the devastation provoked by a tsunami tidal wave smashing vehicles and houses at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Tsunami debris and damaged cars lie along a railway track in the town of Ofunato in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami hit the region. Economists say it is still too early to assess the cost of the destruction from the record 8.9-magnitude quake and the 10-metre wall of water that laid waste to swathes of the northeastern coast and triggered an atomic emergency. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
A local resident looks for items from his mother's car amid mud and debris in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Rescue workers look for the missing amid mud and debris in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Victims in blue body bags are placed outside a devastated building as rescue workers continue in their mission, after the recent tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
A tanker truck sits in the middle of water and debris in the Takekoma area near the town of Rikuzentakata, some five kms from the coast, in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami hit the region. Economists say it is still too early to assess the cost of the destruction from the record 8.9-magnitude quake and the 10-metre wall of water that laid waste to swathes of the northeastern coast and triggered an atomic emergency. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars are piled up in front of the airport
Cars are piled up in front of the airport
Cars are piled up in front of the airport control tower, in Sendai on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows a boat washed ashore crushing a home near Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
A resident stands amongst buckled houses
A resident stands amongst buckled houses
A resident stands amongst buckled houses and tsunami wrought devastation in Natori City, Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Rescue workers look for missing people who were lost in the tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011 following the tsunami and earthquake on March 11. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial shot shows a pleasure boat sitting on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 following the March 11 tsunami.  (Source: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
This aerial shot shows a pleasure boat sitting on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 following the March 11 tsunami. A nuclear power plant damaged by An explosion rocked an earthquake-hit nuclear plant Monday, as Japan struggled to avert a catastrophic reactor meltdown caused by a quake and tsunami feared to have killed more than 10,000. JAPAN OUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN ALTERNATIVE CROP (Source: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial shot shows a pleasure boat sitting on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 following the March 11 tsunami. (Source: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
A local resident looks for items from his mother's car amid mud and debris in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Local residents walk beside a fishing boat that was thrown onto the road by the tsunami, close to the sea front, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011 following the tsunami and earthquake on March 11. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers search for missing persons
Police officers search for missing persons
Police officers search for missing persons beside an airplane lodged in the debris in the city of Iwanuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a catastrophic meltdown in the wake of a quake and tsunami feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A monument for victims of World War II
A monument for victims of World War II
A monument for victims of World War II stands amid a tsunami-hit area in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011 following the tsunami and earthquake on March 11. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man checks messages on a wall
A man checks messages on a wall
A man checks messages on the wall at Natori City Hall in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011 following the tsunami and earthquake of March 11. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows debris scattered over a destroyed area of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial view of the suburb of Sendai
An aerial view of the suburb of Sendai
An aerial view of the suburb of Sendai in Myagi prefecture taken on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows a man (bottom) walking past a Japanese Air Self Defence Force plane pushed into a hangar by the tsunami at a base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows boats washed ashore near Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows boats washed ashore near Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011
This aerial view taken on March 14, 2011 during an AFP-chartered flight shows cars burnt out by fires triggered by the tsunami lined up near Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / NOBORU HASHIMOTO (Photo credit should read NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
A Self Defence soldier smiles as he holds a baby
A Self Defence soldier smiles as he holds a baby
A Self Defence soldier smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby who survived the recent tsunami with her family at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011. An explosion rocked an earthquake-hit nuclear plant, as Japan struggled to avert a catastrophic reactor meltdown caused by a quake and tsunami feared to have killed more than 10,000. JAPAN OUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)
Japanese rescue team members transport a body
Japanese rescue team members transport a body
Japanese rescue team members transport a body in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese rescue team members search for missing people
Chinese rescue team members search for missing people
Chinese rescue team members search for missing people in the city of Ofunato in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man comforts a woman as she cries
A man comforts a woman as she cries
A man comforts a woman as she cries in front of her damaged home in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Houses moved by the tsunami
Houses moved by the tsunami
Houses moved by the tsunami block a street in the town of Ofunato in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami hit the region. Economists say it is still too early to assess the cost of the destruction from the record 8.9-magnitude quake and the 10-metre wall of water that laid waste to swathes of the northeastern coast and triggered an atomic emergency. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue workers look for missing people
Rescue workers look for missing people
Rescue workers look for missing people who were lost in the tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011 following the tsunami and earthquake on March 11. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A religious statue stands amongst debris
A religious statue stands amongst debris
A religious statue stands amongst debris in a tsunami devastated area close to the sea front, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011 following the tsunami and earthquake on March 11. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Japan Quake & Tsunami
Cars balance amongst tsunami wrought devastation in Natori City, Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011. A new explosion at a nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima prefecture hit punch-drunk Japan on March 14 as it raced to avert a reactor meltdown after a quake-tsunami disaster that is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on March 14, 2011 shows a roof of the house of tsunami survivors Tadashi and Yoshime Yamada at Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture. The Yamadas survived the devastating tsunami on March 11 by using the roof of their house as a raft floating atop the water. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
japan_getty_image_march_15_1 This picture taken on March 14, 2011 shows a roof of the house of tsunami survivors Tadashi and Yoshime Yamada at Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture. The Yamadas survived the devastating tsunami on March 11 by using the roof of their house as a raft floating atop the water. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A general view of a darkened Tokyo skyline during peak hour due to power cuts after an 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, March 15, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll continues to rise with fears that the official death count could well reach up to 10,000 in 'the most tragic event in Japanese history since World War Two'. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Japan_Tokyo_Night A general view of a darkened Tokyo skyline during peak hour due to power cuts after an 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, March 15, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll continues to rise with fears that the official death count could well reach up to 10,000 in 'the most tragic event in Japanese history since World War Two'. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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