Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Believers pray for victims of the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami at a memorial in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 8, 2012. The earthquake-tsunami disaster, concentrated in the prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima, left more than 19,000 people dead or missing.

A year after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, international experts have come to a stark conclusion: the resulting meltdown did not have to happen. Keep reading →