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Great East Japan Earthquake
New Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki (Right) Meets with Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori (Left) at Fukushima Prefectural Government Office to Apologize for His Predecessor, Yoshitaka Sakurada, Making Remarks Undermining Postdisaster Reconstruction Efforts
A catastrophic 9.0-maginitude earthquake struck northern and eastern Japan on March 11 2011, unleashing tsunami waves that caused widespread damage in many coastal parts of the country. The quake is the most powerful temblor ever to hit Japan.