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Three and a Half Years after the Earthquake Disaster

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, U.S.A., and 3 and a half years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
At that exact moment, even we felt the shock in our office, which is located over 800 km from the earthquake epicenter.
The tragic situation caused by the tsunami that followed was reported worldwide.

Although the earliest possible reconstruction was expected, according to a report by the Nikkei Newspaper dated September 11, “rebuilding of houses has been delayed, and as of the end of July, only about 10% of the total public housing units for affected people planned to be constructed in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures have been built”.

I have the impression that the recovery process was faster after the Great Hanshin Earthquake, which I experienced when I was a university student. Is this because of the difference between urban and rural areas?
I hope houses will be rebuilt as soon as possible in areas other than the coastal area where tsunami have hit so many times.