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Fukushima, two years later

Two years ago, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. The disaster shocked the world and brought Japan, one of the world's most advanced nations, to its knees. The recovery continues.

In Japan's worst national crisis since the Second World War, the island nation known for its awe-inspring technological achievments was put at the mercy of nature. A 9.3-magnitude undersea earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that left 15,880 dead, 2,694 missing and 6,135 injured.

The tsunami also caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing the entire world to re-evaulate the safety of atomic power. Two years later, Japan and the world are sill coping with the legacy of this historic catastrophe.

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