東日本大震災

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

東日本 (Eastern Japan) +‎ 大震災 (great earthquake disaster)

Proper noun[edit]

東日本大震災 (hiragana ひがしにほんだいしんさい, romaji Higashi Nihon Daishinsai)

  1. The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, the earthquake and tsunami that hit Eastern Japan on March 11, 2011

Usage notes[edit]

This name is the official name for this natural disaster given by the government of Japan.

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