On March 25 two weeks has passed since the Tohoku Kanto Great Earthquake, the worst natural disaster in Japan.
According to the National Police Agency as of noon, the dead were 10,035 people, and 17,443 people are missing, and 27,478 people in total.
About 240,000 survivors are still going through difficulties in the refuge at about 2000 places.
The rescue workers have continued collecting the body remains. The burials of the unidentified person's remains has started in the stricken area, too.
On the other hand, the lifeline such as electricity and telecommunications lines is gradually restored, and the post office and the bank restarted business in some of the stricken area.