It is just one year since Japan suffered a terrible earthquake and tsunami that killed an estimated 20,000 people. As well as a nuclear accident that killed... nobody. The BBC has a fascinating photo montage of different scenes from the devastation immediately after the earthquake/tsunami, and how they look today, 12 months later.
It is a remarkable testimony to the resilience of the Japanese people. They are an inspiration to us in Ireland as we face far less challenging obstacles on the road to our national recovery.