Sunday, March 11th marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and destruction that hit northeastern Japan. Many in our own community were deeply affected as they worried about their relatives, friends and homeland.
As the Y continues to think about ways to be green, we acknowledge the reasons why. Reprinted today from The Atlantic, their deeply moving photos and article about Japan, one year later.
Japan Earthquake: One Year Later
This Sunday, March 11, will mark the one-year anniversary of the horrific earthquake that struck northeastern Japan, spawning an incredibly destructive tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In the year that has passed, much has changed. Mountains of rubble have been cleared, but not fully disposed of yet. Nuclear power has fallen out of favor, and confidence in the government has been shaken. Japan mourns the confirmed deaths of more than 15,850 people, and still lists 3,287 as missing 12 months later. Questions remain about rebuilding villages, cleaning up the nuclear exclusion zone, and deciding the future of nuclear power in Japan. Collected here are recent images of those affected by the disaster, coping and moving on one year later. [Photos 25-29 are interactive before/after photos, be sure to click to see the transition. See also Japan Earthquake: Before and After, featuring more interactive photos.] [45 photos]
Read the full article here. http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/03/japan-earthquake-one-year-later/100260/