Still recovering, Japan marks 10 years since tsunami hit

  • Some of the bystanders waiting at a traffic intersection take pictures of a clock on a building when the 10th annual tribute started at 2:46 p.m. for the victims of a 2011 disaster in Tokyo Thursday, March 11, 2021. Japan is marking the 10th anniversary Thursday of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit the northeastern region. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

  • FILE - In this March 11, 2011, file photo, earthquake-triggered tsunami sweeps shores along Iwanuma, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. March 11, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Japan's northeastern coast. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

  • Buddhist monks offer a prayer for victims of the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami, at a memorial cenotaph near former high school building, background, in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan Thursday, March 11, 2021. Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Japan's northeastern coast. (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP)

  • FILE - In this March 15, 2011, file photo, a Japanese survivor of an earthquake and tsunami rides his bicycle through the leveled city of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan. March 11, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Japan's northeastern coast. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

  • A woman who lost her husband and grandchild in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, prays in front of the grave in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, Japan Thursday, March 11, 2021. Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Japan's northeastern coast. (Muneyuki Tomari/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO — Japan fell quiet at 2:46 p.m. Thursday to mark the minute that an earthquake began 10 years ago, setting off a tsunami and nuclear crisis that devastated the country’s northeast coast in a disaster that one survivor said he fears people are beginning to forget.