Almost exactly two years ago, my wife and I watched on satellite television as Japanese newscasters forecasted a tsunami over 5 meters in height, and then later changed that prediction to waves of over 10 meters in height. We watched the waves crash into Japan's Tohoku region, where my wife's extended family lives and where we were married.
Now, two years later, the people of the Tohoku region are still removing rubble, searching for the remains of loved ones, and rebuilding what they can. Two years later, more than 300,000 are still homeless. がんばれ日本！