Japan Prepares To Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Tsunami
(credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) A lone apartment block stands in a neighborhood ravaged by last year’s tsunami on March 2, 2012 in Ishinomaki, Japan. As the one-year anniversary approaches, the areas most affected by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing, according to Japan’s National Police Agency, continue to struggle. Thousands of people without homes remain living in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods.