Reliving History: Flashbacks from NEWSWEEK’s Jan. 30, 1995 cover.
"Once again, Japan is shaken to its core,” NEWSWEEK wrote in 1995. Friday’s devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake again wreaked havoc on the island nation, while dark waves from a tsunami destroyed everything in their path. It was a chilling reminder of Japan’s vulnerability to natural disasters—and also of the country’s remarkable diligence in preparing for them. After a 7.2-magnitude quake hit Kobe in 1995, our cover story looked at Japan’s disaster recovery and relief efforts. “Japan has rebuilt before,” the magazine wrote, “and now it must again."
See more images from 1995 here.