Japan Quake One Year Anniversary

Japan Quake One Year Anniversary

One year after a magnitude-9 earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster, Japan is slowly rebuilding its economy, industries and towns. Bloomberg reporters revisit many of the sites hit by the disaster to interview people they talked with a year ago, to see how they have coped and the challenges they still face.

Special Report Features


  • Before and After the Cleanup

    An earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck Japan on March 11, 2011 at 2:46 p.m. local time, triggering a tsunami of up to 10 meters that engulfed large parts of northeastern Japan and damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant

  • One Year After the Tsunami

    Photographer James Whitlow Delano visited the area near the Fukushima Power Plant that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 to document how the landscape has changed.


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