A friend who lives up in Iwate posted this on FB the other day and I felt it was worth sharing. This was filmed in November in one of the tsunami worst hit towns, Ishinomaki. At the time it was filmed 1 in 2 people were unemployed and one person every three days was committing suicide, pretty grim figures. To make matters worse, the unemployment benefit that people were getting at the time has now been stopped. I don't know the current figures but I don't imagine they are much better.
The video isn't all doom and gloom though, it also shows people pulling together, starting to rebuild the community, mostly it shows how much work there is still to do, it shows the reality.