Archive for 11.03.2012

Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary

Exactly a year on from the enormously destructive earthquake and tsunami, Japan has commemorated the events of that day in ceremonies around the country.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led a minute of silence in Tokyo’s National Theatre at the precise moment that the 9.0 magnitude tremor unleashed a wall of water that ravaged the northeast coast, killing thousands.

The country is still grappling with the cost, both human and economic. (more…)