- Japan’s National Diet Library has 4.45 million items in its digital quake database, including over a million photos; physical artefacts are in regional museums
- Curators are working to make the items easily available to the general public and to preserve remnants of the disaster before they are lost
(10 Mar 2021) In Japan, efforts to archive data of the devastating 2011 quake-tsunami in the northeast are being stepped up. Documents, pictures and video footage are used to pass on lessons of the catastrophe as memories of the disaster 10 years ago fade.
The collections serve as useful sources of information for researchers, educators and the general public. It’s been a decade since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people and damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
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