Japan marks fifth tsunami anniversary

Japan marks fifth tsunami anniversary

Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing.
The nine-magnitude quake struck offshore, creating a vast water surge that devastated Japan’s north-east.
It also triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, as reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spewed radiation over a wide area and forced the evacuation of more than 160,000 people.
The government has spent billions of dollars on reconstruction work, but much remains to be done, and many residents have since made lives elsewhere.