One year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northeast Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people and sparking the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, the country will pause Sunday to remember the exact moment the earth shook.
In many places at 2:46 p.m., a moment of silence was held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude quake.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda read out his three promises at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
① Rebuilding the devastated areas as soon as possible
② Passing down the lesson to the next generation
③ Never forget a lot of suport and cooperation
I was at work when the monster earthquake hit.
I didn't expect that things would changed so much.
When you see some reports and photos on the Internet, you get to know how the recovery's going on.
Actually the rubble at some parts of the devastated area has been cleaned out and gathered into massive piles, but one simple question occured to me: Where is the debris now? Who will deal with them? And how?
Despite the ongoing removal of radioactive contamination, many people still have to be in temporary housing.
We Japan needs more and more help.
I think the worst thing is that we forget the horrible experience and stop supporting for the victims.
Take action, and never forget our "Kizuna" for the future.