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A statue of George Washington overlooks the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 14, 2016, in New York. Japanese messaging app Line has its IPO Thursday at the exchange. Though little known in the U.S., Line has enjoyed a quick surge to popularity in Japan, filling an important communications hole after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011 damaged phone infrastructure. In its home country, Line has more users than Facebook or Twitter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Japan's post-earthquake recovery efforts

August 18, 2011

Reconstruction and cultural relief projects continue in Japan following the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation on March 11, 2011.