The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan has turned one year ago yesterday. I won't make expanded discussions here, will just show many "during and after" the EQ and tsunami, or "before and after" the recovery and reconstruction.
Photos below I got from BBC.com, CNN.com, and Boston.com. I just shrank and mixed them in one frame to save space. Once again, I salute the Japanese people for their quick recovery from such disaster. I remember an article last year where the author emphasized the normal Japanese people's attitude during disasters: "gaman", meaning "tough it out."
Earthquake 1: EQs and Economic Freedom, January 16, 2010
Earthquake 2: Japan Tsunami and Economic Preparedness, March 11, 2011
Earthquake 3: Previous Japan Earthquakes and Tsunami, March 13, 2011
Earthquake 4: EQs, Fear and Statism, March 16, 2011
Earthquake 5: Japan EQ + Snow, March 17, 2011