Japan - 3 Months after the Catastrophe

Japan continues to struggle with the effects of 9-point earthquake and ensuing tsunami that occurred three months ago on the northeast coast of the country. Local authorities are still trying to deal with the consequences of accidents at nuclear power plants, Fukushima. Workers continue to dismantle obstructions, while the approaching rainy season, which may increase the risk of spreading diseases. Collected here are photos taken over the past week - three months after the devastating catastrophe in the land of the rising sun, as well as photos of individual areas before and after the disaster.

The following are 30 high resolution pictures of Japan now. For a higher resolution make sure to click on an image.
1. Cars drive through the destroyed area for three months and two days after the 9-pointearthquake and tsunami, June 13, Natori, Miyagi Prefecture. The Japanese governmentis trying to deal with the consequences of disasters and problems of nuclear power plantaccident at Fukushima. The authorities are preparing for an increased risk of spread ofviral and infectious diseases as we approach the rainy season, which also hamper the work of raking debris. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty
2. Qais Kubota with his grandmother JE pray for the victims of the earthquake devastated city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. His father worked as a volunteer at Kais opening the gate dam, it was washed away during the tsunami wave on 11 March.(Kyodo News / Associated Press)
3. Japanese national flag in the wind develops in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
4. Otsuchi ruins. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
5. The evacuated residents from city Namie, undergoing tests for radiation levels, returning to his home in the 20 km exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Minami Soma. Minami Soma City suffered the strongest of all in the tsunami and earthquake on March 11, when power passed out Fukushima electricity. About 80% of the city is located within a radius of 30 kilometers from the zone of radiation, and 4100 families live in the zone of complete evacuation, the Government established a 20 km radius of the plant. (Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg)
6. A broken picture frame in Sendai on 13 June, three months after the disaster.(Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
7. The Japanese in the ruins of the city Minamisanriku. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
8. Dilapidated buildings - all that remains of the city in the prefecture of Iwate Otsuchi.(Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
9. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Cannes on a special committee of the Lower House of Parliament, dedicated to the reconstruction after the disaster in Tokyo. The Japanese government approved a bill to help pay billions of dollars in Tokyo compensate refugees in the area of ​​radiation, giving birth to mnogonedelnomu project, which may decide the fate of the largest power company of Asia. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
10. The debris in the city of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, on June 13. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
11. Protesters shout slogans during a march in Tokyo on June 11. The protesters held a large demonstration against the use of nuclear power plant just three months after the earthquake and tsunami, which killed dozens of people and started one of the worst man-made disasters in the world. (Koji Sasahara / Associated Press)
12. Local fisherman rake debris into Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, on June 11.(Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
13. Heavy machinery rake debris in Natori. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
14. 47-year-old Miyuki Saito, who in the catastrophe lost mother and older brother, collecting plants from what was left of her garden, in Natori.
15. Children dismantle donated stationery at a charity event in Otsuchi. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
16. The builder is working on temporary housing for evacuees affected by the disaster on March 11 in Otsuchi. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
17. 47-year-old Sakiko Yamaguchi (left) with her son in May Yamaguchi built a temporary shelter at an elementary school parking lot Ando, ​​turned into an evacuation center in Otsuchi. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
18. The remaining carcass after the disaster center for disaster prevention in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture. (Kiyoshi Ota / Getty Images)
19. Evacuees from the exclusion zone within a radius of 20 km from the plant, Fukushima residents, including Nao Yoshida (center), light candles at an event organized by exactly three months after the earthquake and tsunami in Minami Soma.(Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg)
20. Tsunami washed away the wreckage of the ship Kesennuma March 12 (left) and June 3 (right). (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
21. Left: the coast from the rubble of collapsed houses in Isinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan, a day after the earthquake and tsunami. Right: the same place three months later on June 3. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
22. The gate to the temple amid the wreckage of Kozuchi Otsuchi after the earthquake on March 14. On the right are the same gates on June 3. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
23. Damaged cars in the flooded area with fragments of 12 March (left) and the same area three months later (right). (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
24. Damaged houses in the debris after the tsunami, March 23 (top) and the same area in the Miyako June 3. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
25. Left: on the beach washed away the wreckage of the ship Miyako on March 12.Right: the same road on June 4. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
26. Steam-ship on the buildings in the devastated city Ofuchi April 6 and the same area three months later. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
27. Top: the survivors in the crash go to the river with plastic containers and teapots, to fetch water, across the street, barred a fallen tree, on March 14 in Kesennuma. Below: The same way three months later. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
28. Top: broken homes and debris in the parking lot of a shopping center in Otsuchi March 13. Below: the same parking lot on June 3. (Kyodo News / Associated Press)
29. Top: the tsunami waves covered residential area of ​​Natori March 11, during a severe accident in the history of Japan. Below: The same area three months later.(Kyodo News / Associated Press)
30. Satellite photos of Japanese nuclear reactors at Fukushima. Top: before, bottom:  after the earthquake and tsunami. (Sina / China.org.cn)


  1. It's getting better but it will need a lot more time to be fully recovered.

  2. There hasn't been alot from Japan in conservative media lately. Thanks for sharing these pics its important to keep the people aware.

  3. Did'nt they have "aftershocks" which were really earthquakes of about 5.5 for a full month after the initial earthquake hit? they guys are not in the best of shape.

  4. Some of what they've done is stunning. True spirit.

  5. It's going to take a long time to recover from this horrible incident, but they're strong people, they'll do it.

  6. Great pictures. Still pretty bad there by the looks of it.

  7. Wow, fantastic post and great photos.