More than a week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, images from Japan continue to underscore the human toll, the magnitude of the destruction, and the enormous task ahead to rebuild a huge part of the country and economy.
More than a week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, images from Japan continue to underscore the human toll, the magnitude of the destruction, and the enormous task ahead to rebuild a huge part of the country and economy.

Japan in Crisis

A Nation Devastated
A Nation Devastated
More than a week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, images from Japan continue to underscore the human toll, the magnitude of the destruction, and the enormous task ahead to rebuild a huge part of the country and economy.
Food Supply
Food Supply
In Miyagi, employees of an organic farm have produce to sell. But even though crops are plentiful, fuel for shipping is scarce.
Helping the Injured
Helping the Injured
A survivor recuperates at an evacuation site in a Rihu gymnasium.
Empty Shelves
Empty Shelves
A convenience store in Miyagi has nearly no items left, especially preserved food.
The Search Continues
The Search Continues
The Japanese Army returns to a tsunami-devastated site in Iwate.
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Removing the Victims
Removing the Victims
In Iwate, members of the Japanese Army carry the body of a victim to a helicopter.
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Leaving the Evacuation Centers
Leaving the Evacuation Centers
After debris was cleared from an area in Otsuchi, people like this young woman, left the evacuation centers for the first time.
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Returning Home
Returning Home
After debris was cleared from an area in Otsuchi, people were finally able to check their houses and community. Many were in tears as they tried to collect some possessions from the debris.
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Japan's Fishery Industry
Japan's Fishery Industry
The tsunami destroyed fishing villages and processing plants along the coast. Above is a fish factory destroyed by the tusnami.
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Identifying Victims
Identifying Victims
At a school in Iwate, two people pray after identifying the body of a victim.
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A Mass Burial
A Mass Burial
Japanese soldiers carry a coffin to a mass burial site in Miyagi.
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Some Closure
Some Closure
Family members of victims wait at a mass burial site in Miyagi.
A Nation Mourns
A Nation Mourns
Family members of victims put sand onto coffins during the mass burial ceremony in Miyagi.
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A Lone Figure
A Lone Figure
A surviving statue of a Buddha remains at a cemetery.
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