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One year on, Japan remembers the tragic Tsunami which left 15,853 dead. 3,282 are still missing and 320,000 people continue to live in temporary housing.

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Japan remembers


One year on, Japan remembers the tragic Tsunami which left 15,853 dead. 3,282 people are still missing and 320,000 continue to live in temporary housing. The earthquake that ricocheted through Fukushima aroused concern about nuclear power, while the disaster was recorded on mobile technology like never before. Try these resources to inspire remembrance and debate in class.


Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: Japan holds national memorial for disaster victims



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