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Great East Japan Earthquake
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (Left), Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori (Center), Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau Chairman Shinzo Maeda Pose for Photos at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office after Signing Pact Calling for Joint Efforts to Host MICE Events, Such as International Conferences, Promote Fukushima Tourism to Event Participants
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.