Kamaishi city, Iwate Prefecture in summer 2011. Red flags indicate the place where dead bodies were found.
Kamaishi city. A Shop attacked by the great tsunami.
Kamaishi city flatten by the great tsunami.
Tokiwadai station of Tobu Tojo Line on March 16, 2011. The borad tells that the railway service is limited only the central Tokyo area due to rolling blackout beeing implemented on suburbs of Tokyo.
Dark Tokyo, 22:12 on Mar 14, 2011. To concerve electricity, the Japanese nation switched off all unnecessary lights.
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Headlines from newspapers are generally allocated at the time of occurence.
The major natural disasters in the past related to Tohoku area and major earthquakes are displayed in the timeline.
Some of the news refered here might be inaccurate because they are basically original texts at the real-time.
In addition, the author collects some miscellaneous news for the reader to understand the situation of the Japanese society at that time. Tokyo and Kanto area, the world-biggest metropolice with about 40 millions population, was suffered the most severe nuclear accident.
Source: Reconstruction Agency of Japan.
Source: National Police Agency of Japan. Reported on the first page on Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper on the disaster period.
The numbers were set around 0 AM in the most cases.
The local governments were dameged severely, so that the numbers of the missing people in early periods are not accurate.
Key: Blue is the number of dead people. Red is the number of the missing.