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2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Recovery: 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
How scientists are helping Japan rebuild after the devastating 2011 tsunami
As we reflect on the terrible destruction of lives and livelihoods wrought by this natural disaster, one question springs to mind: how can we better protect ourselves from the next one? (March 12, 2016)
Seven years on, how far has Japan come after its earthquake and tsunami?
"People have returned. Homes have been rebuilt. The condemned seafront is busy with activity, as construction begins on a memorial national park. Life goes on."
The Japanese barely let the dust settle before they set about rebuilding, and rebuilding better. In Minamisanriku, the hills near the township are being spliced away and the dirt transported to the coastline, where endless convoys of giant trucks are going about raising the land by over 10 metres.
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Aid