- A one-meter high tsunami hit Ishinomaki city in northeastern Japan Friday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the region.
- Japanese officials estimate that the total cost of reconstruction will total about 23 trillion yen over the next decade.
- A year ago, when the powerful 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck the coast of Japan, thousands of families were affected and many lost their close ones.
Virginia family mourn daughter, Taylor Anderson, believed to be first American victim of Japanese quakeThe parents of Taylor Anderson – the woman who is believed to be the first confirmed American victim of the massive earthquake/tsunami disaster in Japan – plan to help the people living in the region where Taylor died.
- In one of the few happy stories to come from the earthquake tragedy in Japan, an 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson have been rescued from the rubble of their home in the coastal city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, the epicenter of the tragedy, according to Kyodo news agency.