“Japan fell silent on Sunday to honour the 19,000 people killed a year ago in a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a generation.
At 2.46 pm (0546 GMT) the nation paused for a minute’s silence to mark the moment nature’s fury was visited on Japan, when the 9.0-magnitude quake set off a devastating chain of events.”
- One year on, more than 340,000 people are still living in temporary housing
- An elderly woman, whose grandchild is still listed as missing, wept as she laid flowers at a makeshift altar. “I want my grandchild to be found,” she told reporters.”
- “Fukushima is being forgotten day by day,” said one protester, Yumiko Ono, a 34-year-old graphic designer from Tokyo. “If we don’t raise our voices right now, another accident could happen. We want to tell the world that the crisis and the hardship is still going on.”