The 2011 Japanese Tsunami In Pictures: Then And Now
On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake sent a tsunami that tore through the Northeastern coast of Japan, killing at least 15,900 people. These photos show how the island nation has recovered five years later.
Here's a general view of Onahama port in Fukushima prefecture: March 11, 2011, vs. February 28, 2015.
The tsunami severely damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which sparked global alarm about radiation. About 150,000 people were displaced, either voluntarily or as part of a mandatory evacuation.
Five years after the tsunami, more than 2,500 people remain missing.
Brianna Sacks is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.