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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUATE PROJECT NHK WORLD

Chaos in Tokyo

Aired: March 19, 2011
The earthquake hit just prior to evening rush hour in Tokyo triggering an emergency shutdown of the train system, which forced nearly 100,000 commuters into makeshift shelters overnight. Power shortages followed with the loss of supply from the Fukushima nuclear plant, slowing transport and causing shortages of food and other essentials.
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