Though rescue workers continue their frantic search, Japan's death toll is already expected to exceed 10,000 following Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and deadly tsunami.
Asia's richest nation faces a mounting humanitarian and economic crisis in the wake of the disaster, further compounded by ongoing nuclear fears following the second hydrogen explosion in three days at a power plant.
As Reuters is reporting, Japanese media have already released preliminary figures of the dead and missing in more than a dozen of the nation's 47 prefectures. You can learn about some of the hardest hit areas below.
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All captions courtesy of Reuters.