(Euronews: 0710 PST, March 17, 2011) Heavy snow is now blanketing northern Japan, making life even more difficult for those who survived last week's earthquake and tsunami. Emergency teams from around the world have come to do what they can in what is now more a case of recovery than rescue.
Official figures put the numbers of dead and missing at around 15,000. But this is likely to be a huge underestimation. Despite the death toll and freezing temperatures, the rescuers are refusing to give up.