Residents in northwestern Japan continue to struggle nearly a week after two natural disasters hit their country.

Meanwhile, international organisations are helping Japan mobilise a massive relief effort.


More than 5,600 people are confirmed dead and almost half a million have been displaced.

And as survivors search for their loved ones, it is clear the country was not prepared for a disaster of this magnitude.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Taro.

Source: Al Jazeera