Japan After the Wave

08 March 2012

Ein Jahr, nachdem ein Erdbeben und der anschließende Tsunami im März 2011 große Gebiete im Nordosten Japans zerstört hatten, fehlte Tausenden ein Dach über dem Kopf und die japanische Regierung war immer noch bemüht, Schutt zu beseitigen und die Lebensgrundlagen wiederherzustellen.

Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan

Eiji Yamahira (48), a welder, eats lunch in his temporary accommodation during a break at the Kidoura shipyard. Workers are constructing the first two fishing vessels to be built since the tsunami destroyed the shipyard.

 

A year after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan, thousands of people remained without homes, and the Japanese government was still struggling to dispose of rubble and help rebuild livelihoods. The local fishing industry was particularly badly affected. Numerous fishing towns had their equipment, factories, boats, and livelihoods washed away. As a result, many fishermen have turned to alternative industries, including cleaning the mountains of rubble.

Un año después del terremoto y del tsunami que tuvieron lugar en marzo de 2011 y que devastaron grandes zonas del noreste de Japón, miles de personas seguían sin tener un hogar, mientras que el gobierno continuaba trabajando para retirar los escombros y ayudar a reconstruir los medios de vida de los habitantes.

Un an après le séisme de mars 2011 et le tsunami qui a dévasté d’immenses zones du nord-est du Japon, des milliers de personnes sont encore sans abri et le gouvernement japonais lutte toujours pour déblayer les gravats et restaurer les moyens de subsistance.

Een jaar na de aardbeving en tsunami van maart 2011, waarbij een groot deel van het noordoosten van Japan werd verwoest, zijn er nog steeds duizenden daklozen en worstelt de Japanse overheid nog altijd met puinruimen en het herstellen van de lokale economie en infrastructuur.

Location

Kesennuma, Japan

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 200
F-Stop: 1.8
Focal Length: 35 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Daniel Berehulak
Nationality:
Australia
About:
Daniel Berehulak is a New Delhi-based photographer for the Getty Images News Service, covering South Asia and beyond. A native of Sydney, Australia, he studied history at the University of New South Wales.
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Getty Images

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