Tohoku: Disrupted Future

Near Watari (Japan), September 10th 2018. Even though an ordinance dating back to the immediate earthquake aftermath still forbids bathing in the ocean along the coast of Tohoku, a man swims close the newly build seawall near the town of Watari.

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The Great East Japan Earthquake was a magnitude 9 undersea earthquake that occurred on Friday 11th March 2011, with the epicentre off the coast of Tohoku. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan, and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since records exist. The earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves reaching up to 40 metres in height. Nearly 18,000 people were killed.

Almost eight years after the triple disaster, the Tohoku region is still struggling to recover.


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