Japan marks tsunami tragedy

A woman laying flowers at sea yesterday in the city of Sendai, northern Japan, to remember the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on March 11, 2011. Japan yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the calamity that claimed
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A woman laying flowers at sea yesterday in the city of Sendai, northern Japan, to remember the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on March 11, 2011.

Japan yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the calamity that claimed some 18,500 lives, flattened coastal communities and set off the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter-century.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2016, with the headline 'Japan marks tsunami tragedy'. Print Edition | Subscribe