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Photos: Japan's 3/11 Tsunami, Then and Now

Interactive before and after photos show areas after they were hit by Japan's great tsunami in 2011, and how the same places look in today. (James Whitlow Delano)
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James Whitlow Delano photographed scenes of devastation and destruction following the Japanese tsunami in March 2011. Five years later, he revisited the same places to see how things have changed.

#TBT: In 2005, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton Lead Post-Tsunami Relief Efforts at Asia Society Summit

Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton with Richard C. Holbrooke at the Asia Society Washington Center-sponsored Tsunami Private Sector Summit in Washington, DC, in 2005. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Former U.S. presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke at Asia Society’s summit on tsunami relief.

Three Years On, Japan's Disaster Zone Needs More Than Money for a Real Recovery

Minamisanriku-cho, Tohoku, Japan, during the summer of 2012. (Andrew Littlejohn /

Even more than financial assistance, says a participant in the MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative, "ideas and inspiration" are needed in Japanese towns hit particularly hard by the tsunami of March 2011.

Interview: Richard Samuels Says Japan Partisanship Worse After Earthquake

Richard Samuels (L) and the cover of his new book (R). (Richard Samuels)

MIT professor Richard Samuels talks to Asia Society about his new book on politics in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of March 2011.

Expert: PM Noda's Tax Hike Gamble Leading to Ill-Timed Political Turmoil in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in Tokyo on April 17, 2012. (World Travel & Tourism Council/Flickr)

Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says Prime Minister Noda's push for a sales tax hike threatens to pitch the country into a period of political instability that couldn't come at a worse time.