Japan remembers tsunami victims

Japan remembers tsunami victims

Japan has remembered the nearly 20,000 victims of an earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear crisis.

Friday (March 11) marked five years since the nine-magnitude earthquake struck.

At 2.46 pm local time, the moment the earthquake hit, bells rang out in downtown Tokyo and people around the nation bowed their heads in a moment of silence. All the trains on Tokyo’s vast underground paused for a minute.