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Japan After the Wave

Photographer

Daniel Berehulak

Getty Images

07 March, 2012

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.

About the photographer

Daniel Berehulak

A native of Sydney, Australia, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, he has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events, including the Iraq and Afgh...

Background story

Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan

Uprooted pine trees still lie strewn over a beach in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. Rikuzentakata was almost completely destroyed by the 2011 tsunami, and lost up to 40 percent of its population of over 23,000.

 

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.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/15 sec
Focal length
18 mm
F-Stop
11
ISO
400
Camera
FujiFilm X-Pro1

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