Six months after the enormous earthquake and tsunami that resulted in massive destruction in the North of Japan, CARE continues to provide support for communities recovering from the disaster.
These are my last days in Japan. I am back in Tokyo now and will leave the country on Friday. It has been almost four weeks since the tsunami hit the coast of northern Japan; in many areas it was more than 30 meters high.
On 11 March 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 hit off the eastern coast of Japan. It was the fourth biggest earthquake ever recorded. An enormous tsunami swept in and caused massive destruction.
The CARE Japan advance team left Tokyo at midnight on Thursday and arrived in the Iwate region the next morning. Iwate is one of the prefectures heavily destroyed by a massive earthquake and a tsunami that hit Japan on Friday, March 11. Upon arrival at…