5 years later, Japan still struggles to recover from tsunami disaster

Daily News Article - March 16, 2016


1. Describe the devastation brought about by the 9.0 earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011.

2. What does Kozo Hirano blame for the huge loss of life in his town that day?

3. How did Japan commemorate that tragic day five years later?

4. What type of recovery has been accomplished in the past five years?

5. What work still needs to be done?

6. What is believed to be the reason for some of the delays in reconstruction?

7. Why are recovery efforts taking so long in Otsuchi?