Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami occurred.

投稿日:2021年3月11日 更新日:

It is ten years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami occurred on March 11, 2011. The sorrow, hardships and lamentations of survivors have continuously been reported by the news media all day today. We feel deep sorrow at the tragedy. The disaster caused an unprecedented damage along the coast of the north-eastern (Tohoku) region of Japan where the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is located. More than 19,000 people were killed, and over 2,500 still remain missing. There are about 41,000 evacuees, and among them, about 2,000 people are still living in temporary housings as of February 2021. (Source: https://www.reconstruction.go.jp/english/topics/GEJE/index.html)

Indeed, the reconstruction of the disaster areas are currently under way, implementing the best possible measures adopted by the government with the support of all the people of Japan, but the victims’ deep sorrow will never be healed. Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe advocated, “There can be no revitalization of Japan without the reconstruction of Tohoku.” We, the people of Japan, will make the best efforts toward the reconstruction of the Tohoku region.




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