Timeline of events in Japan
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March 27, 2011
Japanese rescue teams combed through the rubble looking for more bodies in Kensennuma, Japan. Two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan the death toll had risen to over 10,418 dead with thousands missing. The country was still struggling to repair a damaged nuclear power plant, manage evacuations, and grapple with a tainted water supply in the Tokyo area.