The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, killing about 17,000 people, was the worst natural disaster to hit the country in decades.
The country was devastated and reconstruction has been a slow, painful process.
The Japanese government has spent billions on reconstruction efforts, but the country’s economy has struggled to grow.
The World Bank estimates that Japan’s GDP is now $50 billion lower than before the earthquake.
But the rebuilding effort has been slow, and many Japanese have struggled to find jobs.
The government is still struggling to fund the reconstruction efforts and its infrastructure remains in disrepair.
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The reconstruction effort has not been without its challenges, however.
The disaster hit at a time when Japan’s manufacturing sector was in a slump.
The earthquake damaged the countrys nuclear power plant and triggered an underground nuclear meltdown.
Since then, Japan has been hit by several natural disasters.
This is the fourth time Japan has experienced a nuclear meltdown, which resulted in the deaths of at least 200 people.
In the years since, the government has also faced criticism over its handling of the Fukushima disaster, which killed nearly 17,500 people.
The Fukushima disaster has become a rallying cry for those who oppose nuclear power, and the government is now trying to reform nuclear power in Japan.
A year later, the country has started rebuilding.
The rebuilding process is still slow, as is the recovery process.
Japan is still reeling from the disaster and reconstruction is still a long and painful process for the Japanese government.
But despite this, Japan is slowly moving forward, according to the World Bank.