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Great East Japan Earthquake
Rugby World Cup Match between Fiji, Uruguay Held at Kamaishi Unosumai Memorial Stadium in 2011 Tsunami-Hit City of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, after Players, Spectators Offer Silent Prayers to Mourn Victims; All Elementary, Junior High School Students in City Sing Self-Made Song to Express Gratitude for Global Support for Postdisaster Reconstruction
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.