Friday, March 11, 2016

Remembering Tohoku, five years later...

March 11, 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the dreaded Tohoku earthquake and tsunami as well as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. So, five years has passed since the terrible disasters and I'm not very sure how are things going on in the affected Japanese region. Let me give you quick brief about what happened five years ago.

It was the 11th of March, 2011, at the Tohoku Region of Japan, when a magnitude-9 earthquake triggered a nightmarish tsunami that was more than 10 meters high.  According to reports, over 18,500 people were either dead or unaccounted for while almost 3,000 people died while evacuated from their homes. During the powerful quake and tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been destroyed, causing one of the most terrifying nuclear disasters since the Chernobyl incident thirty years ago.

I know that efforts to contain the radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi takes a lot of time but I believe that this plant is a symbol of nuclear awareness and having learned their lessons from Fukushima, some people aware of this incident have to take precautions to their remaining nuclear plants not just in Japan but also worldwide.

Despite recovery in the affected areas, the pain from what happened five years ago is still reeling from the people and I'm not sure how will move on to their normal lives after the disasters.

I have nothing else to say but to wish the people the very best to move away from the pain they felt five years ago and continue on what they do best.

Ganbarou, Nippon!

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