A fisherman walks in a fishing port at an area that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture on Friday.
Damaged cars are seen at an area that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture on Friday.
Tokyo Electric Power Company President Masataka Shimizu and company officials kneel as they bow to residents living in an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, about 44 miles from the tsunami-crippled nuclear reactor on Friday. This was Shimizu's first visit to an evacuation centre since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged a nuclear plant in northern Japan, sparking the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.
A wooden cross stands amid the tsunami devastation at a place where a church used to stand in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture on Friday.
The Shinkansen, or bullet train, is seen speeding past temporary houses for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture on Monday, April 25. Bullet train services on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line resumed between Tokyo and Sendai on Monday for the first time since the Miyagi Prefecture capital was severely hit by the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.
A man pours fuel in a makeshift brasier in the area devastated by March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the town of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, April 23.
A man talks on his cell phone as he sits on a sofa among the rubble in the area devastated by March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the town of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials kneel and bow to apologize to evacuees who were forced to evacuate due to crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, at a shelter in Kawamata, Fukushima prefecture, on Saturday.
A car turns into an intersection in a devastated area of Kesennuma port in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture on Sunday, April 24. The area was engulfed in surging waves after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Police officers try to pull a submerged vehicle at Otsuchi, a town smashed by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in northeastern Japan, on Sunday.
Yoshiki Igarashi walks along the debris in the area devastated by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake in the town of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on Sunday.
Tsutomu Murai with his wife Makiko and daughter Haruna, watch the Pacific Ocean as they stand on the basement of their house washed out by tsunami wave in the area devastated by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake in the town of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on Sunday.
Quake and tsunami victims receive free hair cut from beauticians working as volunteers from Tokyo on the ground of a local junior high school at Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, on Tuesday, April 26.
Yoshito Kikkawa practices his batting during his baseball team's training at Miyako Kogyo High School as Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members search for missing people in their third major recovery operation since the March 11 earthquake in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan on Tuesday.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko look at the tsunami-hit devastated area from the playground of Isatomae Elementary School in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan on Wednesday, April 27.
Volunteers help clean a cemetery at Jionin temple in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Friday, April 29. Many volunteers poured into the disaster-hit region at the beginning of the annual Golden Week holiday which began Friday in Japan.