11 Months Later

It’s already been 11 months since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis (which still hasn’t ended) in the Tohoku region. The following pictures show the advances achieved in the reconstruction efforts.

This first picture was at the moment one of the most dramatic and it quickly spread all around the world. Photographer Yukio Sugimoto came back to the same place and this time he could take a photo of the same woman smiling with her five year old son.

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You can appreciate that it is exactly the same place. Notice the traffic lights and the trees in the background.

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Source: NationalPost, via @aasiain.

8 Comments
  • Ian

    February 13, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Except radiation is worse than ever. Too bad that can’t be captured on camera.

  • zoomingjapan

    February 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Wow, has it really been almost 1 year already?
    Feels like those sleepless nights were just yesterday 🙁

  • Jamaipanese

    February 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    keep on recovering Japan…

  • guillermo trapiello

    February 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Lo de este pueblo es impresionante

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  • Vincenzo

    February 14, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Esta gente tiene un poder de recuperacion ejemplar .

  • Joy

    February 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing these photos – it doesn’t change the terrible situation but it is good to know that some things are changing for the better.