Japan – Fifth anniversary of the disaster of March 11, 2011 (March 11, 2016)


On March 11, 2011 – five years ago to the day – Japan was struck by a terrible disaster combining an earthquake, a tidal wave and a nuclear accident. Our thoughts go out to the victims who lost their lives, to their families, and to the hundreds of thousands of people who lost everything as a result of these events.

France stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Japan, our friend and extraordinary partner in Asia, as it has since the very first days of the tragedy, when it mobilized to send emergency aid and organize numerous solidarity efforts.

France’s thoughts are with the Japanese people throughout this painful commemoration.