Aid worker diary: Japan’s tsunami

On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of massive tsunamis killed more than 15,000 people in Japan’s Tohoku region, and left some 2,600 people missing. Two years later, approximately 315,000 people remain displaced across the country. As the country commemorates the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, OCHA’s Masaki Watabe returned to the coastal town of Ishinomaki to see how the recovery process is going.

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