Today is the one year anniversary of 3.11 Disaster that struck Japan. I wrote about my experience one year ago.
Today, as I ran in Inokashira Park, there were many people gathered for a demonstration calling for the government to take more action for the relief of the victims and against nuclear power plants.
Later on, they marched the streets of Kichijoji.
There were many TV shows about it. Here, attendees of a memorial ceremony (attended by our Emperor and Empress) bow to do a moment of silence exactly a year after the original earthquake (2:46 PM Japan time).
Here's another shot of the TV screen - live from Rikuzentakata. Still a large ship that floated into the city by the tsunami remains.
Another TV show showed how the earthquake waves struck Tokyo. Three consecutive seismic waves attacked Tokyo.
From the the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fall-out of one year ago, Japan suffered over 17,000 deaths, some 27,000 people injured and as of today, 3,155 people are still missing and 343,935 people are evacuated from the affected areas.
Here in Japan, we are still coping with the aftermath of the terrible disaster.