Japan Earthquake – Effect on Tokyo

Life in Tokyo changes after last Friday’s massive earthquake. Empty supermarket shelves, closed gasoline stands and irregular trains or closed stations all part of life in a capital trying to come to terms with what happened on March 11th.

Empty Supermarket Shelves

Food racks are empty at a local supermarket in Tokyo on Monday, March 14, 2011. As fears grew of food shortages, a widespread bout of panic buying broke out after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s announcement Sunday that it would ration power supplies in Tokyo and other prefectures in the Kanto region. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO)