One year after deadly earthquake and tsunami, UN pays tribute to Japan’s resilience
09 March 2012
A commemoration of the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year was held today at United Nations Headquarters, with senior officials paying tribute to the resilience of the survivors of the disaster and the efforts of the world body to help them.
The Great East Japan Earthquake, as it is known, and the ensuing tsunami, killed more than 15,000 people and destroyed cities and villages along the coast of the country’s Tohoku region. The 11 March disaster also caused major damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.