3rd Prize General News Stories

3rd Prize General News Stories, 07 March 2012, Rikuzentakata, Japan
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Japan After the Wave

Pine trees uprooted during the tsunami lay strewn over the beach.
One year later, areas of Japan most impacted by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing, continue to struggle. Thousands of people remain living in temporary dwellings. The government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods.