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Japan Marks 2nd Tsunami Anniversary

Japan is marking the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that claimed nearly 19,000 lives and caused the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

The government will host a national ceremony in Tokyo Monday, attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. And, the entire nation will observe a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. , when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck on March 11, 2011 off the northeastern Pacific coast.

Anti-nuclear demonstrations are also planned across Japan to call on the country to abandon nuclear power generation.



The quake triggered a killer tsunami that swallowed coastal communities, battered the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing.

Efforts to rebuild the disaster-hit region have been slow. Figures show more than 300,000 people are still without a permanent home, many in cramped temporary housing units.

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