Towns being rebuilt away from the coast
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Japan tsunami: Communities rebuilding five years on

Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which left 18,000 dead or missing and washed whole towns away.

The magnitude-9.0 quake struck offshore, creating a vast water surge that devastated the north-east coast, and triggered a nuclear meltdown the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes met some of those still trying to rebuild their lives.

  • 11 Mar 2016