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Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , Japanese firemen search for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Children play in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A Japanese fireman searches for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO via JIJI PRESS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS This handout picture released by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) via Jiji Press on March 21, 2011 shows black smoke rising from reactor number three of the number 1 Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. Japan's nuclear safety agency said that smoke had stopped rising from reactor number three, after an earlier plume prompted a temporary evacuation of workers. Engineers at the stricken facility are racing to fix disabled cooling systems and bring them onstream, as fire trucks spray water to help cool reactor fuel-rod pools. AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO via JIJI PRESS ALTERNATIVE CROP
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , Japanese firemen search for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Children play in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A Japanese fireman searches for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO via JIJI PRESS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS This handout picture released by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) via Jiji Press on March 21, 2011 shows black smoke rising from reactor number three of the number 1 Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. Japan's nuclear safety agency said that smoke had stopped rising from reactor number three, after an earlier plume prompted a temporary evacuation of workers. Engineers at the stricken facility are racing to fix disabled cooling systems and bring them onstream, as fire trucks spray water to help cool reactor fuel-rod pools. AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO via JIJI PRESS ALTERNATIVE CROP , A man and his son clean up their house in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A man and his son clean up their house in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , Japanese firemen search for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Children play in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , Japanese firemen search for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Children play in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A Japanese fireman searches for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , Japanese firemen search for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Japanese firemen from the Kyoto City department recover the body of a victim from the wreckage in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Japanese firemen search through debris for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , A picture shows the rubble and debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese man stands looking at his destroyed house 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , People walk beside a damaged yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A picture shows a boat sticking out of a building 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , Cars shifted by the tsunami lie in a swimming pool 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A man walks with his bicycle in front of a destroyed yacht that was washed up onto a bridge 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman looks out at the devastation 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A woman picks her way through piles of debris 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA , A boat sits lodged into the side of a building with a car on its stern close to the port in Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / MIKE CLARKE , A woman stands in front of a grounded fishing boat and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR , A picture shows beached fishing boats and debris in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, on March 21, 2011 after the March 11 tsunami and earthquake devastated northeastern Japan. Heavy rain along the northeast coast disrupted post-tsunami rescue efforts and compounded the misery of survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the wrecked Fukushima plant, which has suffered a series of explosions and fires. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI , A general view shows tsunami damage from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Japan has ordered a halt to shipments of certain foods from four prefectures after abnormal radiation levels were found in products near a quake-hit nuclear plant, a government spokesman said. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A father carries his son on his shoulders as they look out over the devastation to the port city of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , Cyclists pedal their bicycles in the water as the road is covered with seawater at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A couple stands in the rubble of there their house was before the March 11 tsunami in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A resident walks amid the debris and rubble on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage as they walk through the debris on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Japanese officials assess the damage next to a large boat washed up on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A picture shows the devastation on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , Survivors walk along a street lined with damaged houses on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A Japanese tsunami survivor sorts through her belongings on the island of Oshima in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011, 10 days after the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. The March 11 natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record quake. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI , A bus sits on a building, lodged there by the March 11 tsunami, in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. . The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A female restaurant owner looks at the area where her restaurant used to stand in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 21, 2011 10 days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan. The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan neared 22,000, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country's northeast coast. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS , A vehicle is lifted onto the rooftop of a collapsed house by the tsunami is pictured in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A piece of art work is salvaged by Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers as they search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier searches for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers search for missing people in a small village beside the Onagawa nuclear plant in Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture on March 21, 2011. Driving rain on March 21 disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the smouldering wreck of a nuclear plant. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA , Two people chat as they prepare food while taking a break from cleaning up their destroyed shop in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A woman walks amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , Japanese firemen search for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , Children play in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM , A Japanese fireman searches for bodies in Minamisanriku, Myagi province, on March 21, 2011, 10 days after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. The natural disaster -- Japan's deadliest since 1923 -- has left 8,649 people dead and 13,262 missing, after entire communities were swept away by the horrific tsunami or levelled by the record 9.0-magnitude quake. Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882 so far. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ , RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO via JIJI PRESS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS This handout picture released by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) via Jiji Press on March 21, 2011 shows black smoke rising from reactor number three of the number 1 Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. Japan's nuclear safety agency said that smoke had stopped rising from reactor number three, after an earlier plume prompted a temporary evacuation of workers. Engineers at the stricken facility are racing to fix disabled cooling systems and bring them onstream, as fire trucks spray water to help cool reactor fuel-rod pools. AFP PHOTO / HO / TEPCO via JIJI PRESS ALTERNATIVE CROP , A man and his son clean up their house in the devastated city of Ishinomaki on March 21, 2011 following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM

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