Japan to celebrate 1st quake and tsunami anniversary

People of Japan are planning for ceremonies to mark one year anniversary since the disaster of the dreadful earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast along with a nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japan‘s Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will attend the Memorial ceremony at Tokyo’s National Theatre. Warning sirens will sound across the north-east of the country on Sunday at the precise time the quake struck.

As per report, a minute of silence will be observed for memorial of killed people. The time of silence will be exact when the quake hit and that time bells and prayers will reverberate across the country.

Though the disaster quake had ended last year, but it is still affecting the Japan’s economic and political segment.

The quake having 9.0 magnitude and hit at 14:46 local time about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo on 11 March 2011 was so powerful that it killed more than thousands of people.

Within few seconds, tsunami had come at the north-eastern coast that swept cars, ships, and crushing coastal communities, killing more than 15,800 lives and more than 3,000 people remain unaccounted for.

The threat was not ended upto this, it also affected the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Due to having continuous explosions that damaged four of the plant’s six reactor buildings, radiation was leaked from the plant. The impact of radiation covered a 20 km (12.5 mile) exclusion zone around the plant, making tens of thousands of people homeless and several killed.

On this first anniversary of drastically quake and tsunami, all Japanese will be filled with sorrow as it refresh the losing moment of their loved one in that never forgettable quake.

The govt. is scheduled Anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo, Fukushima and other parts of the country to coincide with the anniversary and transport services would also be stop to mark the ceremony.

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