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Great East Japan Earthquake
'Tohoku Kizuna Festival' Held in City of Fukushima to Highlight Postdisaster Reconstruction of Tohoku, Bringing Together Major Festivals in 6 Tohoku Prefectures Including 'Fukushima Waraji Festival,' 'Yamagata Hanagasa Festival,' 'Aomori Nebuta Festival'; Dancers Hit Streets in Central Fukushima, Attract Crowds of People
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.