On Monday, Japan marked the second anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that killed nearly 19,000 people and displaced more than 300,000. The anniversary comes amid mounting discontent with the country’s slow pace of recovery.
March 11, 2013 People place flowers on a Japanese beach for the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami at a coastline in Sendai. Two years after the record quake devastated Japan's northeast, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has driven the nation's bond risk to levels from before the disaster with a plan that would add to the world's biggest debt burden. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News Buy Photo