A bus that came to rest on this 50 foot building in Ogatsu, Ishinomaki, shows the power of the tsunami that tore through this small fishing village, destroying nearly every building and killing hundreds. Some wanted it left there as a symbol of the disaster. But the local government removed the bus on Saturday so that people wouldn't be reminded of the fear they went through one year ago.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to reporter Sam Eaton about the cultural impact on the Japanese of last year's tsunami and nuclear meltdowns.
Eaton has been reporting from Japan for The World on the legacy of the twin disasters a year later.