Reportage Huffington Post 2012 March
Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Ishinomaki One Year Later
by Robert Michael Poole Japan
The massive impact of tsunami waves that struck Ishinomaki, Japan, on March 11, 2011, can’t be overstated; more than 3,000 Ishinomaki residents died in the inundation and undertow, and nearly 3,000 more remain missing. According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, ocean waves overcame 46 percent of the city’s land, swelling the Kitakami river after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit off of Japan’s northeast coast. The Huffington Post talks to survivors one year on.