His point stands. Tsunami was the single biggest disaster to hit Japan in a long time. We're looking at millions displaced, over 30.000 dead, hundreds of thousands wounded, massive economic and infrastructure damage.
Fukushima gets a lot of publicity because "nuclear is scary" for average people, but the amount of fear in comparison to actual threat is incredibly inflated. And on the other hand, amount of fear for natural disasters, that are several orders of magnitude more dangerous is "meh, not so scary, don't care".
Tsunami got a whole lot less publicity than Fukushima did. Compare the damage those two events did. Fukushima is going to have to do something pretty damn huge in comparison to what it's doing now to become more than a small slice in the huge chart when comparing it to tsunami that caused it.
We just had another disaster in the Philippines. It crippled most of the country. I'll bet you 100:1 that no one will remember it in just a few months. Yet we'll still be talking about Fukushima. At the same time, consequences of that disaster, just like (other) consequences of the tsunami in Japan are still huge.
That's the big problem. Media blows things completely out of proportions because scaring people with word "nuclear" and "radiation" sells. Scaring people with word "tsunami" or "storm", not so much. It's a matter of proportionality, and it's completely out of whack in modern society. We are taught to fear largely inconsequential things, while largely ignoring huge threats.