Sunday marks one year since the March 11, 2011 triple-disaster in Japan, where an earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused a leak at a nuclear power plant.  Almost 20,000 people are believed killed, and many areas are still slowly cleaning and rebuilding.

FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn visited the region and reports in Part I of our special series, "Japan Disaster: One Year Later":

I just got off a train, it's the end of the line here because I heard the track was swept away.  They're clearing up some of the rubble, but there's a huge amount still here; many houses still standing, their roofs intact, but the walls below knocked away.

Here in Nobiru, a large number of people died, and you get a sense of that by seeing how much of the wreckage has just been abandoned.  I'm standing outside what was once a store, a mom-and-pop type store, it's a wreck inside: the wave washed through it.  But the food is still lying there in the dirt.  Bottles of drink, cans of food...nobody has come to claim it.  It is as if the disaster happened only yesterday.

On Japan's tsunami coast, Alastair Wanklyn, FOX News Radio.

WATCH a drive-through of another tsunami-stricken area HERE:

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