A year after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, coastal towns in northern Japan have barely begun to rebuild. Reporter Sam Eaton visited the ravaged area and spoke with residents trying to rebuild their communities and lives.
In Japan, there's a massive effort under way to figure out how to clean up the contamination from the radiation release at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Some wonder if it can even be done.
Last year's tsuanami virtually destroyed many northern Japanese fishing communities. A year later, residents are struggling to rebuild, but as Sam Eaton reports, some are finding that the disaster has given them the opportunity to chart a new course.
Barely a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled northern Japan, there's increasing fear of a big quake hitting Tokyo. Reporter Sam Eaton recently spent time with one of Japan's leading seismologists.
One year after Fukushima, The government has promised a major shift toward cleaner renewable energy to help fill the gap. But as Sam Eaton reports, the country's clean energy revolution has yet to get much traction.
The World's Sam Eaton has been reporting from Japan for The World on the legacy of the triple disasters to hit that country a year ago. He talks with host Marco Werman about the cultural impact of the eathquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.