Tuesday, 11th March 2014
In General Japan News,
Japan remembers 2011 tsunami victims
Japanese people took to social media today (March 11th ) on the third anniversary of the tsunami that devastated the coast of the country, in order to remember those people and communities that perished during the crisis.
All over the world, condolences were expressed by various governments, with the British Ambassador to Japan attending the national memorial service in Tokyo and embassies observing the one minute of silence at 2:46pm - the time the earthquake struck.
More than 470,000 people were evacuated from their homes after the disaster sparked a nuclear crisis in the Fukushima region, with many still unable to return.
"While we will never forget the events of that day, I have been touched by the resilience and determination of those determined to work towards recovery," commented British ambassador Tim Hitchens.
Although Japan continues to feel the effects of the disaster, the country goes into a future that appears bright, with the hosting of the 2020 Olympics to look forward to.
Written by Mark Smith