Japan's post-earthquake recovery efforts

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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s official gives briefing to journalists at H4 tank area, where radioactive water leaked from storage tank in August 2013, at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japanese government auditors said the operator of the nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A Board of Audit report describes various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in failure. It also says the cleanup work has been dominated by one group of Japanese utility, construction and electronics giants despite repeated calls for more transparency and greater access for international bidders. (AP Photo/Kimimasa Mayama, Pool, File)

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Reconstruction and cultural relief projects continue in Japan following the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation on March 11, 2011.

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