A Partnership for Recovery
June 15, 2011
The earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, reminded the world that even the most developed nations are not immune from nature’s wrath. The triple catastrophe took more than 14,000 lives, and estimates of total damage range from $250 billion to $600 billion. Already beset by multiple challenges including political instability, an aging society, and anemic economic growth, Japan faces the pressing need to rebuild affected regions in the northeast and craft a long-term strategy for recovery.