31 January, 09:14

Japan: life after tsunami

Nearly three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami, which hit the north-east of Japan in March of 2011. The consequences of the devastating natural disaster are still being felt in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, which were the hardest hit by the underground tremours and gigantic tsunami.

As a result, more than 15,000 people were killed, and another 2,600 are still listed missing. The tragic accident at the Fukushima -1 Nuclear Power Plant was caused by a natural disaster. The complete elimination of the consequences of the man-made disaster, including the dismantling of reactors, will require approximately 40 years. The VoR offers a photo report about the life in the Japanese town of Isinomaki, situated in Miyagi Prefecture.

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