Learn About the Tohoku Earthquake and Recovery
One of the biggest earthquakes to ever hit Japan, the Great East Japan Earthquake on 3.11.2011, was massive. Even from “way down here” in Tokyo, we felt it.
The aftershocks continued for days. I can only imagine what life was like for our friends in Fukushima and the Tohoku region up north. The destruction was unfathomable.
And now there is a new memorial museum working to keep the memory of the event alive. To share what happened, what was learned, and never to forget the catastrophe.
Inside the huge facility, you’ll find photos, videos, simulators, and scale models depicting the area and the destruction caused by the earthquake and resulting tsunami.
New Fukushima Disaster Memorial Museum Keeping the Messages of 3.11 Alive “Nearly a decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Reconstruction efforts have continued unabated across the Tōhoku region since the massive temblor and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster. Along with new roads and buildings, workers have constructed numerous memorials and parks dedicated to victims and facilities displaying items that serve as reminders of the importance of disaster-awareness.” (Nippon)
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