The death toll from Japan's 11 March earthquake and tsunami has topped 10,000, police say.
More than 17,440 people are listed as missing, and 2,775 as injured.
Many hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless, short of food, water and shelter after the magnitude 9.0 quake shattered communities.
At the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant work is continuing to find the source of escaping vapour which has caused fears about food and water purity.
Engineers are hoping to re-start generators to run vital cooling equipment for nuclear rods in the six-reactor plant at Fukushima.
Two workers at the Fukushima Daiichi plant were taken to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation.
The government has ordered new safety measures at the plant …
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