Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

A woman mourns the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at Jyodoji temple in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2012. With moments of silence and prayers, Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

March 11, 2012 5:52:50 AM PDT
For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears Sunday, exactly a year after the disaster.