Japan’s Crises: A Critical First Week

BY Lauren Knapp  March 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM EST

It’s been one week since the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan unleashed a devastating tsunami. The twin disasters caused major damage to a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, adding a brewing nuclear crisis to the country’s woes.

We look back at Japan’s difficult week in this video retrospective.

Find all of the NewsHour’s coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami aftermath here and a list of ways to contribute to relief efforts here.