Nation Marks Second Year Since Calamity

March 11, 2013
Kyodo via Japan Times

“The nation on Monday marked the second anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Tohoku’s coastline and left some 19,000 people dead or missing amid the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Interrupting the slow progress on reconstruction, memorial services were held in the three northeastern prefectures hit hardest by the tsunami as well as in Tokyo and elsewhere, with a moment of silence observed across the country at 2:46 p.m., the time the magnitude 9.0 quake hit exactly two years ago.”

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A man prays next to a ship in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture. Photo credit: KYODO

This Kyodo news article cites JCIE’s report on foreign contributions for Japan’s relief and recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake.