Nine years ago this week the island nation of Japan suffered the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It not only killed 15,000 people but also caused a nuclear meltdown and damages in excess of $200 billion. It was one of the worst disasters in the long arc of a national record that includes the atomic obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Before the arrival of COVID-19 there last month, Japanese life had largely returned to normal. This short doc from Abroad in Japan tries to explain how and why.