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Remembrance in Pictures

Policemen search for remains of those still missing after the March 11, 2011, quake and tsunami on the coast of Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture, on Wednesday 05/11/15 as Japan commemorates the fourth anniversary of the catastrophe. | AFP

Survivors mark four years since 3/11 disasters

Policemen search for remains of those still missing after the March quake and tsunami on the coast of Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture, on Wednesday as Japan commemorates the fourth anniversary of the catastrophe.

Charred desks and chairs still stand in a classroom in Kadowaki Elementary School, which was gutted by fire after the March 11 tsunami, in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.

Charred desks and chairs still stand in a classroom in Kadowaki Elementary School, which was gutted by fire after the March 11 tsunami, in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.

On Thursday 02/05/16 Authorities in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture,  begam incineration of about 3,000 backpacks and other school pupils’ belongings washed ashore in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after their owners could not be found. ;...  ( About 240,000 photographs also recovered from the debris have been digitized and can be viewed at six community centers in Natori.

Unclaimed school backpacks pulled from 3/11 tsunami debris incinerated

Authorities in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, said Thursday they have begun to incinerate about backpacks and other school pupils' belongings washed asho

A rusting samurai warrior’s helmet rests on broken concrete in in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

A rusting samurai warrior’s helmet rests on broken concrete in in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Reconstruction Disaster: The human implications of Japan’s forced return policy in Fukushima | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Reconstruction Disaster: The human implications of Japan’s forced return policy in Fukushima

A man prays for victims of the March 11, 2011, quake-tsunami disaster at a memorial site in the city of Sendai on Wednesday 03/11/15. | KYODO

Survivors mark four years since 3/11 disasters

A man prays for victims of the March quake-tsunami disaster at a memorial site in the city of Sendai on Wednesday

The underground ice wall to block groundwater going into the basements of the reactor buildings. The government-backed project, which cost ¥35 billion, involves encircling the buildings with the frozen wall by freezing the soil.Tepco initially wanted to complete freezing the soil, which will take several months, by the end of March.After months of explanations, the NRA is expected to green-light the plan

The underground ice wall to block groundwater going into the basements of the reactor buildings. The government-backed project, which cost ¥35 billion, involves encircling the buildings with the frozen wall by freezing the soil.Tepco initially wanted to complete freezing the soil, which will take several months, by the end of March.After months of explanations, the NRA is expected to green-light the plan

Of the 70,000 trees that once lined the shore of Rikuzentakata, Japan, only one remained after the 2011 tsunami.Unfortunately, although the nearly 90-foot-tall, 200-year-old tree lived through the floods, it couldn’t survive the resulting saline content in its earth, and 18 months later it died. However, a sculpture erected in 2013 returned the tree permanently to the shore, with its trunk coated and formed over a metal mold and its leaves and branches synthetically remade.

Of the 70,000 trees that once lined the shore of Rikuzentakata, Japan, only one remained after the 2011 tsunami.Unfortunately, although the nearly 90-foot-tall, 200-year-old tree lived through the floods, it couldn’t survive the resulting saline content in its earth, and 18 months later it died. However, a sculpture erected in 2013 returned the tree permanently to the shore, with its trunk coated and formed over a metal mold and its leaves and branches synthetically remade.

Subaru Niizuma, 6, accompanied by his sister Shizuku, 8, and father Atsushi, 40, throws a pink flower into the ocean in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday in honor of his grandmother, who died in the March 11 tsunami and was fond of pink flowers.

Subaru Niizuma, 6, accompanied by his sister Shizuku, 8, and father Atsushi, 40, throws a pink flower into the ocean in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday in honor of his grandmother, who died in the March 11 tsunami and was fond of pink flowers.

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