See how the country has rebuilt in 11 months. A collection of Then and Now photos from a recent article in the National Post of Canada.
Fukushima in review:A complex disaster, a disastrous response.
by Yoichi Funabashi and Kay Kitazawa
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. March/April 2012, 68: 9 (Originally published online 1 March 2012)
On March 11, 2011 an earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The emerging crisis at the plant was complex, and, to make matters worse, it was exacerbated by communication gaps between the government and the nuclear industry. An independent investigation panel, established by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, reviewed how the government, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), and other relevant actors responded.
Understanading Radiation in Your Life, Your World. Radiation facts from the EPA, including access to their Central Data Exchange (CDX) database that is updated about every two hours, Frequently Asked Questions, and many other links to sources on the radioactive materials we may encounter during our daily activities.
Science facts behind the earthquake and tsunami.
Look at what goes on inside and outside a nuclear power plant.
U S Geological Survey webpage showing the most recent earthquakes throughout the world. Includes links to general earthquake information, hazards (seismic hazard maps), earthquake preparation, monitoring, and research.
Information on Tsunamis generated from the 2011 Japan Earthquake. This site also includes information on tsunamis in general.
Contains a historical overview, and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Japan.
Japanese Newspaper in English
From the Perry-Castaneda map collection at the University of Texas. This site features links to various maps of Japan including earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant maps.