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1,000 Days Since 2011′s Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Written by Keiko Tanaka On 6 December 2013 @ 12:38 pm | 4 Comments

In Disaster, East Asia, English, Japan, Japanese, Quick Reads, Refugees

December 4, 2013 marked the thousandth day since a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the island of Japan on March 11, 2011, killing more than 15,000 people, devastating parts of the country, and causing a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. According to a survey conducted last month by the Reconstruction Agency, it is reported [1] [ja] that there are still 277,609 evacuees who have not returned to their homes; 84 percent of them are from Fukushima prefecture.

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[1] reported: http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/news/131204/dst13120400270000-n1.htm

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