Great East Japan Earthquake One Year On: We Won’t Forget That Day

On 11th March 2012 people all over Japan marked the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck at 14 minutes to three in the afternoon of 11th March 2011, causing 15,854 confirmed deaths, leaving 26,992 people injured and 3,155 people missing across twenty prefectures.

A ceremony was also held in Peace Park, Hiroshima, with speeches by Steve Leeper, the chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, Tomoko Watanabe of ANT-Hiroshima among others. Candles were lit in a “3.11” pattern. Prayers were said and songs were sung. A commemorative 3 minute video was made of the event, which you can view here:


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