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Dewy Sacayan: Yuriage four years after the Great East Japan Tsunami

On the 11th of March 2011, a magnitude nine earthquake hit Japan. Many prefectures around the North and East were badly affected. Japan was shaken physically, economically and emotionally. 

However, the disaster didn’t stop there. 30 minutes after the earthquake, a tsunami happened. Eight big waves with a height of 8.5 metres crashed into East Japan. Approximately, 11,280 people died or were missing.

Four years after, I visited the town of Yuriage – a coastal town heavily devastated by the tsunami.