Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

  • A man prays after offering flowers in Arahama coastal area where the tsunami struck in 2011, in Sendai city, northern Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Japan marks the seventh anniversary of the strong quake and Tsunami which ravaged the coastal area of Northern Japan and triggered the nuclear accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)

  • Local government workers pray in front of their town hall hit by the 2011 tsunami in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Japan marks the seventh anniversary of the strong quake and Tsunami which ravaged the coastal area of Northern Japan and triggered the nuclear accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)
  • A man lights a candle to mourn for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo Sunday, March 11, 2018. Japan on Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and left a devastated coastline along the country’s northeast that has still not been fully rebuilt. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • People mourn the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo Sunday, March 11, 2018. Japan on Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and left a devastated coastline along the country’s northeast that has still not been fully rebuilt. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • A man prays to mourn for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo Sunday, March 11, 2018. Japan on Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and left a devastated coastline along the country’s northeast that has still not been fully rebuilt. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO — Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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