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Japan Meteorological Agency earthquake expert Masaki Nakamura speaks about an earthquake hitting southwestern Japan, at the agency in Tokyo, Friday, May 10, 2019. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan Meteorological Agency earthquake expert Masaki Nakamura speaks about an earthquake hitting southwestern Japan, at the agency in Tokyo, Friday, May 10, 2019. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan's post-earthquake recovery efforts

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.