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Great East Japan Earthquake
Shinya Tabei (Left), Oldest Son of late Junko Tabei, 1st Woman to Conquer Mt. Everest, Climbs Mt Fuji with High School Students from Disaster-Hit Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures in Project Initiated by His Mother to Cheer Up Tohoku Students
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.