After the 3.11 Quake: A Story of Human Resilience
Since the devastating M9 earthquake and tsunami hit the North East coast of Japan on March 11,2011, inconsolable shock, sorrow, and pain have been everywhere (1). Yet, human resilience and hope also remain intact amid the rubble and ruins of the earthquake and tsunamis. There is a sustainability of the ordinary humanity prevailing in the extraordinary situation and it will be there as long as people keep putting their feet on the ground. This is a glimpse of the men's onward journey and the emerging national consciousness to order and tranquility in the aftermath of the 3.11 quake.
(1) the Japanese National Police Agency has confirmed 13,949 deaths, 4,938 injured, and 13,678 people missing across eighteen prefectures, April 19,2011.