Two weeks has passed since a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami struck Japan to cause one of the most severe natural disasters in Japanese history.
The National Police Agency wasn't able to confirm the exact number of casualties but so far, 9,811 people are confirmed dead and 17,541 are officially listed as missing. The total casualty, then, may be around 27,000.
The quake was Japan's worst natural disaster since the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, which killed more than 142,000 people around Tokyo. The economic damage could reach $310 billion, making it the costliest natural disaster of all time. Economic costs resulted from damage of houses, businesses and infrastructure in the seven worst-hit prefectures.
Moreover, various international corporations have fled from Tokyo, fearing a potential future disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Japanese companies also halted production for a while.
In the midst of this tragedy, countries from around the world have continued to show their support for Japan. International rescue teams are continuing to facilitate the recovery and rescue of Japan and its people from this devastating disaster.
Here are some photos of international rescue teams that have helped Japan.