Japan mourns tsunami dead 1 year after disaster

Nation observes moment of silence on anniversary of earthquake which triggered tsunami, nuclear crisis.

By REUTERS
March 11, 2012 08:55
4 minute read.
Japan mourns tsunami dead

Japan mourns tsunami dead 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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OFUNATO, Japan - With a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear rallies, Japan marked on Sunday one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and set off a radiation crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power and the nation's leaders.

A year after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake unleashed a wall of water that hit Japan's northeast coast, killing nearly 16,000 and leaving nearly 3,300 unaccounted for, the country is still grappling with the human, economic and political costs.

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