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In pictures: Japan's tsunami two years later
Residents say rebuilding efforts after twin disasters of tsunami and nuclear meltdown have yet to begin in earnest.
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 08:15


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The Japanese coastal town of Otsuchi, just days after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.


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A spring continues to gurgle in Otsuchi. Long known for its fresh spring water, there are places among the rubble where those springs are still alive and running.


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Otsuchi, two years later.


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Many businesses have had to close in areas where radioactivity remains, such as in this virtually abandoned town in Fukushima.


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Along Japan's northeast coast, you can still find items that once belonged to families, but were tossed around by the tsunami and remain unclaimed.


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Mikio Watanabe's wife set herself on fire outside their home in July of 2011. Watanabe has sued TEPCO, Fukushima's nuclear power plant operator, for causing her to fall into depression. The couple was forced to abandon their home and all possessions due to radioactive fallout.


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Fourteen-year-old Koyuki Iwama plays a flute near where her grandfather used to live. He gave her the flute as a gift, but never had a chance to hear her play, as the tsunami claimed his life.


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Building and restoring many of the communities along Japan's northeast coast has yet to begin in earnest.



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The Japanese coastal town of Otsuchi, just days after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.;*;A spring continues to gurgle in Otsuchi. Long known for its fresh spring water, there are places among the rubble where those springs are still alive and running.;*;Otsuchi, two years later.;*;Many businesses have had to close in areas where radioactivity remains, such as in this virtually abandoned town in Fukushima.;*;Along Japan\(***)s northeast coast, you can still find items that once belonged to families, but were tossed around by the tsunami and remain unclaimed.;*;Mikio Watanabe\(***)s wife set herself on fire outside their home in July of 2011. Watanabe has sued TEPCO, Fukushima\(***)s nuclear power plant operator, for causing her to fall into depression. The couple was forced to abandon their home and all possessions due to radioactive fallout.;*;Fourteen-year-old Koyuki Iwama plays a flute near where her grandfather used to live. He gave her the flute as a gift, but never had a chance to hear her play, as the tsunami claimed his life.;*;Building and restoring many of the communities along Japan\(***)s northeast coast has yet to begin in earnest. Daylife ID:
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Fukushima two years onhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-onen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:05:05 GMTMon, 11 Mar 2013 07:23:05 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=0fku4WH2oMaDQThe Japanese coastal town of Otsuchi, just days after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=0fku4WH2oMaDQAl JazeeraAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe Japanese coastal town of Otsuchi, just days after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=07dX2MN56z2nlA spring continues to gurgle in Otsuchi. Long known for its fresh spring water, there are places among the rubble where those springs are still alive and running.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=07dX2MN56z2nlAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA spring continues to gurgle in Otsuchi. Long known for its fresh spring water, there are places among the rubble where those springs are still alive and running. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=09xoc9i0ZCh0qOtsuchi, two years later.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=09xoc9i0ZCh0qAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesOtsuchi, two years later. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=03w9c3EaNC8qmMany businesses have had to close in areas where radioactivity remains, such as in this virtually abandoned town in Fukushima.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=03w9c3EaNC8qmAl JazeeraAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMany businesses have had to close in areas where radioactivity remains, such as in this virtually abandoned town in Fukushima. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=05AO7YyeJpbNAAlong Japan's northeast coast, you can still find items that once belonged to families, but were tossed around by the tsunami and remain unclaimed.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=05AO7YyeJpbNAAl JazeeraAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAlong Japan's northeast coast, you can still find items that once belonged to families, but were tossed around by the tsunami and remain unclaimed. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=03H2aJBcIVeb8Mikio Watanabe's wife set herself on fire outside their home in July of 2011. Watanabe has sued TEPCO, Fukushima's nuclear power plant operator, for causing her to fall into depression. The couple was forced to abandon their home and all possessions due to radioactive fallout.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=03H2aJBcIVeb8Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMikio Watanabe's wife set herself on fire outside their home in July of 2011. Watanabe has sued TEPCO, Fukushima's nuclear power plant operator, for causing her to fall into depression. The couple was forced to abandon their home and all possessions due to radioactive fallout. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=0e2W8QT08Qew1Fourteen-year-old Koyuki Iwama plays a flute near where her grandfather used to live. He gave her the flute as a gift, but never had a chance to hear her play, as the tsunami claimed his life.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=0e2W8QT08Qew1Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesFourteen-year-old Koyuki Iwama plays a flute near where her grandfather used to live. He gave her the flute as a gift, but never had a chance to hear her play, as the tsunami claimed his life. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=01kb3nv3F7bX6Building and restoring many of the communities along Japan's northeast coast has yet to begin in earnest.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Fukushima-two-years-on?image_id=01kb3nv3F7bX6Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesBuilding and restoring many of the communities along Japan's northeast coast has yet to begin in earnest.

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