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+ - Japan marks 3rd anniversary of 11/3 disaster 2

Submitted by AmiMoJo
AmiMoJo (196126) writes "Today Japan marks the third anniversary of the 11th of March 2011 disaster when the country was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake huge tsunami and severe nuclear accident. More than 18,500 people were killed or went missing. Nearly 3,000 others died while evacuated from their homes, and over a quarter of a million people were still living in temporary housing as of February. Work to build new housing on higher ground is lagging behind schedule.

Three reactors melted down at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the quake and tsunami, but the exact cause of the accident is still unknown. How massive amounts of radioactive materials from the reactors were dispersed is also unclear. Today was also the day when hundreds of former residents announced that they were suing TEPCO, the plant operator, and the government for additional compensation."
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Japan marks 3rd anniversary of 11/3 disaster

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  • Japan uses YMD dates.
    • by AmiMoJo (196126) *

      True, but most of the English speaking world (except the US) uses DMY so I translated it. Perhaps writing it a 11th of March would be clearer, but then again I expect some people would complain that it should be March 11th.

      Even using DMY would lead to arguments because in Japan they tend to write the year as the current Imperial Calendar year. The only unambiguous solution is the ISO format of 2011-03-11.

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