Japan one Year after the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accident

One year has passed since a level 9 earthquake hit Japan’s North-East and caused a tsunami that devastated several cities and villages and took almost 20,000 lives, and subsequently to which the catastrophe at the Fukushima power plant began to develop. After a short period of optimism in the second half of 2011, disillusionment and even pessimism have now become the dominant mood among the Japanese.

Japan ein Jahr nach Erdbeben, Tsunami und Reaktorunfall

Ein Jahr ist vergangen, seit ein Erdbeben der Stärke 9 den Nordosten Japans erschütterte, einen Tsunami auslöste, der mehrere Städte und Dörfer auslöschte und fast 20 000 Menschen das Leben kostete, und der Unfall im Atomkraftwerk Fukushima seinen Lauf zu nehmen begann. Nach einer kurzen Phase der Aufbruchsstimmung in der zweiten Hälfte des Jahres 2011 ist in Japans Gesellschaft eher wieder Ernüchterung und stellenweise sogar Pessimismus vorherrschend.

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