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On 3rd anniversary of devastating Japanese earthquake, Secretary Kerry recalls Japan's 'courage'

Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the 8.9 magnitude Great East Japan Earthquake that killed almost 16,000 people and devastated whole cities.
By JC Finley   |   March 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM   |   Comments

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March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake by remembering Japan's courage through the devastation and recovery.

Kerry reflected on the impact of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011, and the "gut-wrenching" images of destroyed homes and whole cities. He also recalled the courage demonstrated by Japanese citizens and volunteers who responded to the natural disaster.

"Today, we remember the courage of the citizens of the Tohoku region and all of Japan. We remember the volunteers from nations around the world who dug deep and pitched in. And we remember the outpouring of emotion, from public condolences to those who shared their grief in private ways -- and still do."

The earthquake also triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.


[State Department]

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