Japan is now at a tipping point, the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has caused the nation to confront its biggest challenge in years.
Here are the best ways to look back at what the Fukushima accident has done to the country and how it might change as the nuclear crisis continues.
First, a few facts.
Japan is a nuclear power nation, meaning the country has enough nuclear reactors to meet the country’s annual needs for up to 20 years.
Japan has one of the world’s highest rates of nuclear accidents and has the world top number of nuclear reactors.
More than 1,100 people have died in the accident, including more than 200 people at the plant itself, the number of injured was unclear.
Japan has now shut down all its nuclear reactors and declared the region a “state of emergency.”
Japan has also ordered the closure of all international air routes, including its main cargo flights, as well as the closure or postponement of some major events.
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan is the largest nuclear plant operating in the world.
It has a capacity of more than 10,000 MW.
It was built to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 9.0, but the tsunami caused a major explosion that led to the shutdown of the plant.
Tsunami, in the form of a tsunami, can travel for thousands of kilometers before reaching shore.
The first signs of a quake or tsunami in Japan were seen in the pre-dawn hours on March 11, 2011, when the earthquake hit the area near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station.
“We are currently witnessing a large tsunami which was detected from the sea about 300 kilometers (190 miles) to the east of Fukushima No 1,” a senior Japanese government official told The Associated Press on March 12.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was no immediate tsunami threat.
Nuclear reactors are highly vulnerable to earthquakes.
The tsunami that hit Fukushima was felt across the country, but officials say that quake and tsunami were felt only in areas near the nuclear plant.
It took the evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of residents in the Fukushima region to be lifted, but residents were able to return home to their homes, according to Japan’s NHK television station.
The Japanese government is now investigating whether the tsunami was triggered by a leak in the containment vessel of a third reactor, according a report in the Kyodo News news agency.
The report said a large leak in a containment vessel was detected after the accident at the nuclear power complex, and it has led to an investigation by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
Experts say the tsunami could be the largest recorded earthquake in Japan, and that the quake would have been felt in many areas of the country.
In 2011, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit Tokyo, which is on the coast of Japan.
The quake was felt for at least six hours, according the National Earthquake Information Center.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a tsunami of a magnitude 5.0 or greater could hit the Fukushima area, with a major tsunami measuring 2.5 to 4 meters (10 to 25 feet) high.
Japan’s National Meteorological Association says that the tsunami will be strongest in the eastern regions of the island of Kyushu.
The agency said that the strongest tsunami could hit southern Japan, with an estimated 10 to 15 meters (33 to 40 feet) of damage.
As of March 16, Japan has declared a state of emergency, and authorities are working to evacuate people from the affected areas, according TOKYO NEWS.
In a March 13 statement, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said that after receiving “reports of severe seismic waves” in the area around the Dai-ji nuclear power plants, authorities decided to immediately close down all of the reactors and restrict activities in the affected area.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting the site of the accident to help repair the damaged reactors, said that all of Fukushima’s power plants would be closed until further notice, and Japan would not resume operations until the situation had improved.
The Nuclear Regulation Administration said that reactors are required to meet safety requirements and to have the necessary capacity.
It also said that while it has received reports of seismic waves in the vicinity of the nuclear facilities, authorities have decided to close down the sites and temporarily suspend operations until further orders.
If there is no further earthquake or tsunami, Japan is preparing to shut down the remaining nuclear reactors, and the government is working to shut the reactors down until the disaster is over, the Fukushima government said.
Abe also ordered emergency legislation to address the disaster, according.
The legislation is the first step in what he is calling the “Fukushima Restoration Act.”
The government will seek to extend the deadline for the shutdowns to two years, according with a news release from the Prime Minister’s Office.
On March 14, the Prime Ministers office said that Japanese citizens should “seek evacuation orders, including