EDITORIAL: JAPAN: KAMAISHI AFTERMATH
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Japan on March 11th.
The quake, one of the largest in recorded history, triggered a tsunami that battered Japan's coast, killing hundreds and sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, and boats.
Despite being home to the world's largest breakwater, the port city of Kamaishi, in Iwate Prefecture, northeast Japan, was partially destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami.This former capital of Samurai steel production was the first bombarded by the US navy during WWII, and has survived several tsunamis in the past.
Now, the surviving residents are attempting to pick up the pieces, and start again their life.