How the Japanese Cleared up Debris after Quake and Tsunami

It has been hardly six months since the killer quake and tsunami devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. But the Japanese spirit made things different in this short span of time – the country has been praised for its efforts to clear up debris.

Wrecks cluttered across the coastal regions of the country following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the massive tsunami which the quake triggered. Pictures of a huge ship resting on a roof flashed across the Web and other media, depicting enormity of nature’s fury on March 11.

Japan is striving to recover from the aftermath of the disaster, including nuclear radiation releases around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, but the country has surely made a strong progress in cleaning up the debris.

This combination photo shows the fishing port of Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, after the massive earthquake and tsunami taken on March 12, 2011 (top), June 6, 2011 (middle), and September 5, 2011 (bottom). (REUTERS/KYODO Kyodo)

This combination photo shows the city of Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, in flames on March 11, 2011 (top), after the massive earthquake. The bottom picture shows the same area taken on September 1, 2011 by Kyodo and released September 7, 2011. (REUTERS/KYODO Kyodo)

This combination photo shows a view of Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, on March 14, 2011, (top), June 3, 2011 (middle) and September 1, 2011 (bottom). (REUTERS/KYODO Kyodo)

This combination photo shows tsunami hitting the coastal area of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, taken on March 11, 2011 (top), and the aftermath of the same area taken June 3, 2011 (middle) and September 6, 2011 (bottom). (REUTERS/KYODO Kyodo)

This combination photo shows an area of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, March 16, 2011 (top) after the area was devastated earthquake and tsunami, and its aftermath taken June 3, 2011 and September 1, 2011, (bottom). (REUTERS/KYODO Kyodo)

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