Loss is the only word simple and encompassing enough to describe the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake that shattered Japan on March 11, 2011. Loss of homes and lives to the destructive movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates and the tsunami that followed; loss of safety to the survivors threatened by failing nuclear plants in Fukushima and Onagawa; and the loss of economic security due to a total economic cost of roughly $235 billion, according to World Bank estimates.
One year later, Japan still is recovering. Some companies have rebounded from losses suffered after the quake, while others still are contending with financial aftershocks.
Here’s a look at 10 companies that were impacted by the quake and tsunami, and where they are a year later: