Japan Struggles In Aftermath Of Quake Disaster

A four-year-old Kaito Isawa blows bubble
A four-year-old Kaito Isawa blows bubble
A four-year-old Kaito Isawa blows bubbles outside the emergency headquarters and makeshift shelter in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents search for missing relatives i
Residents search for missing relatives i
Residents search for missing relatives in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Firemen from Kyoto prefecture check thro
Firemen from Kyoto prefecture check thro
Firemen from Kyoto prefecture check through debris for missing people in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents search for missing relatives i
Residents search for missing relatives i
Residents search for missing relatives in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture shows a sea of debris and rubb
A picture shows a sea of debris and rubb
A picture shows a sea of debris and rubble in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
An information board on the road reads "
An information board on the road reads "
An information board on the road reads "350m until tsunami refuge" in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple walk through debris toward the
A couple walk through debris toward the
A couple walk through debris toward the site of their destroyed home in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives carry a bouquet of flowers as
Relatives carry a bouquet of flowers as
Relatives carry a bouquet of flowers as the bodies of tsunami and earthquake victims are buried in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi prefecture on March 22, 2011. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. The Japanese usually cremate remains. But local governments say a lack of fuel -- which is desperately needed by homeless survivors for heat and transport -- make burial a more sensible option. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A search and rescue member stands next t
A search and rescue member stands next t
A search and rescue member stands next to a body recovered amongst the debris and rubble in Minamisanriku, in Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000 on March 21, after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast on March 11. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A medical team carries a body recovered
A medical team carries a body recovered
A medical team carries a body recovered amongst the debris and rubble in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000 on March 21, after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast on March 11. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Motorists fill up with petrol at the Toh
Motorists fill up with petrol at the Toh
Motorists fill up with petrol at the Tohoku expressway near Hanamaki in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011. Supply of both electricity and refined petroleum fuels has been interupted since the twin tsunami-earthquake distaster -- Japan's worst crisis since World War II -- devastated the northeast of Japan leaving close to 22,000 confirmed dead or listed as missing. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Motorists fill up with petrol at the Toh
Motorists fill up with petrol at the Toh
Motorists fill up with petrol at the Tohoku expressway near Hanamaki in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011. Supply of both electricity and refined petroleum fuels has been interupted since the twin tsunami-earthquake distaster -- Japan's worst crisis since World War II -- devastated the northeast of Japan leaving close to 22,000 confirmed dead or listed as missing. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Motorists queue to enter a petrol statio
Motorists queue to enter a petrol statio
Motorists queue to enter a petrol station at the Tohoku expressway near Hanamaki in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011. Supply of both electricity and refined petroleum fuels has been interupted since the twin tsunami-earthquake distaster -- Japan's worst crisis since World War II -- devastated the northeast of Japan leaving close to 22,000 confirmed dead or listed as missing. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A pump attendant fills a car with petrol
A pump attendant fills a car with petrol
A pump attendant fills a car with petrol at the Tohoku expressway near Hanamaki in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011. Supply of both electricity and refined petroleum fuels has been interupted since the twin tsunami-earthquake distaster -- Japan's worst crisis since World War II -- devastated the northeast of Japan leaving close to 22,000 confirmed dead or listed as missing. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The body of a victim lies on the ground
The body of a victim lies on the ground
The body of a victim lies on the ground waiting to be transported away in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000 on March 21, after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast on March 11. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
An ambulance drives through debris and r
An ambulance drives through debris and r
An ambulance drives through debris and ruins in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers sea
Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers sea
Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search through debris and rubble for dead bodies in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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JAPAN OUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN"Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) vice president Norio Tsuzumi (L) bows and apoligizes to an elderly woman (R) who was evacuated from near TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant, at a shelter in the town of Tamura in Fukushima prefecture on March 22, 2011. Tsuzumi visited evacuation centres in Fukushima prefecture and bowed to each of the residents who had been forced to flee the high-radiation zone around the nuclear plant. JAPAN OUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN" AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)
A rescuer looks out over debris and rubb
A rescuer looks out over debris and rubb
A rescuer looks out over debris and rubble in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A cyclist rides past the metal skeleton
A cyclist rides past the metal skeleton
A cyclist rides past the metal skeleton of a building in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A broken framed picture of a group teena
A broken framed picture of a group teena
A broken framed picture of a group teenagers lies on the ground among derbis in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Buzz Lightyear toy figure stands on a
A Buzz Lightyear toy figure stands on a
A Buzz Lightyear toy figure stands on a piece of the wreckage of destroyed houses in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A damaged video camera lies on the groun
A damaged video camera lies on the groun
A damaged video camera lies on the ground in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A man burns his broken furniture to keep
A man burns his broken furniture to keep
A man burns his broken furniture to keep warm in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating tsunami and earthquake ripped through the area. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of tsunami victims lay flowers
Relatives of tsunami victims lay flowers
Relatives of tsunami victims lay flowers in a field at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating tsunami and earthquake ripped through the area. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Boxes of relief supplies pile up at a wa
Boxes of relief supplies pile up at a wa
Boxes of relief supplies pile up at a warehouse in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000. (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Nippon Ham Fighter ace baseball pitcher
Nippon Ham Fighter ace baseball pitcher
Nippon Ham Fighter ace baseball pitcher Yu Darvish (2L) and his teammates start fund-raising campaign for victims of the tsunami and a massive earthquake in Sapporo in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on March 22, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 11 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives cry as the bodies of tsunami a
Relatives cry as the bodies of tsunami a
Relatives cry as the bodies of tsunami and earthquake victims are buried in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi prefecture on March 22, 2011. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left at least 9,079 people dead and 12,645 missing, with entire communities along the northeast coast swept away. The Japanese usually cremate remains. But local governments say a lack of fuel -- which is desperately needed by homeless survivors for heat and transport -- make burial a more sensible option. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture shows rubble and debris at a h
A picture shows rubble and debris at a h
A picture shows rubble and debris at a high-school in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, on March 22, 2011, after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The twin quake and tsunami disaster, Japan's worst crisis since World War II, has now left 8,805 people dead and a further 12,664 listed as missing, with entire communities along the country's northeast coast swept away. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)
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JAPAN OUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN"Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) vice president Norio Tsuzumi (3rd L-standing) bows and apoligizes to elderly people who were evacuated from near TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant, at a shelter in the town of Tamura in Fukushima prefecture on March 22, 2011. Tsuzumi visited evacuation centres in Fukushima prefecture and bowed to each of the residents who had been forced to flee the high-radiation zone around the nuclear plant. JAPAN OUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN" AFP PHOTO / YOMIURI SHIMBUN (Photo credit should read YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)
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