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Fukushima Anniversary

Japan quake and tsunami survivors a decade on

Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after disaster devastated northeastern region

From left, Tomotaka Uchida, Kyohei Takahashi, Masami Yoshizawa, and Naoshi Sato (Photos by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- It has been 10 years since the March 11, 2011, earthquake and subsequent tsunami wreaked havoc and upended lives in the northeastern Japanese prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate.

The disaster also triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. After the waves had subsided and the nuclear power plant stabilized, more than 22,000 people were counted as dead or missing.

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