Japan’s Reconstruction Agency will be inaugurated Friday, almost 11 months after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country. The agency will streamline the process to help municipalities, set up special reconstruction zones and provide subsidies for disaster-hit local governments.
$245 Billion in post disaster reconstruction package.
15,846 people found dead
3,320 people still missing.
2 missing people found dead this year.
240 orphans in the three most severely affected prefectures, Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima.
16 Million tons of disaster waste in Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest hit areas of Japan.
2.4 Million drop of tourists coming to Japan in 2011 from a year previously.
6 Months lost in the average life expectancy for a Japanese woman following the disasters, down from 86.4 years in 2010 to 85.9 in 2011.
3 Months lost in the average life expectancy for a Japanese man following the disasters, down from 86.4 years in 2010 to 85.9 in 2011.