The earthquake and tsunami on 11 March changed the lives of thousands of people in Japan. More than 350,000 people are still homeless and living in emergency shelters.
And the death toll continues to rise. More than 9,000 people are thought to have died, and a further 12,000 are missing.
Many people are having to cope without basic necessities. About 900,000 households do not have any running water.
And the country is still struggling to control the leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the quake.
Some aid from foreign countries has started to arrive - but it will be a long time before everything is back to normal.