March 11, 2011 14:48 Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

“Our Tokyo Studio Is Shaking Too”

NHK Broadcasting Center

March 11, 2011 15:58 Natori City, Miyagi

Aerial View of a Torrent of Mud Surging Upstream

Above Natori River

March 11, 2011 16:30 Okuma-machi, Fukushima

The Nuclear Power Plant Immediately After the Earthquake

Tepco Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant

March 11, 2011 16:40 Hachinohe City, Aomori

Damage from the Tsunami at Hachinohe

Hachinohe Port

March 11, 2011 18:06 Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Stranded Commuters Overflowing at Shibuya Station

JR Shibuya Station

Swallowed by the Tsunami

Desperately Clinging To a Telephone Line

Jinichi Sasaki  Minamisanriku-cho, Miyagi

The Nuclear Accident

Amidst Angry Roars, Writing a Farewell Note to His Family

Shigeo Tsuchiya  Okuma-machi, Fukushima

A Life That Couldn't Be Saved

Unable to Tell Her Son, “Run!”

Yuko Tanno  Natori City, Miyagi

Foreigners’ Experience of the Disaster

Not Knowing the Word “hinan” - Evacuation

Sarah Jones  Futaba-machi, Fukushima

That Day in Tokyo

We Promptly Resumed Train Operations, But...

Toshiaki Kogure  Taito Ward, Tokyo

Sendai City, Kesennuma and Others

Locations: Sendai and Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, Rikuzentakata
and Yamada in Iwate Prefecture, Okuma and Namie in Fukushima Prefecture.

Minamisanriku

Locations: Shizugawa, Shizugawa Public Hospital, Shopping Center, Wedding Hall,
Disaster-prevention Agency Office, Abandoned Parks, Shizugawa Bay, Shizugawa Fishing Port

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Remembering 3.11

Great East Japan Earthquake Archive

This year marks the sixth year since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11th, 2011.
NHK’s Great East Japan Earthquake Archive is a video archive of news footage of the earthquake and
testimonies of 3.11 survivors and witnesses.
This archive aims to preserve and spread vital knowledge about how people fought to survive.
In doing so, we also hope to raise awareness and contribute to future disaster prevention.