Commentary

Sendai's Supply Chain Stress Test

April 01, 2011

Two weeks after Japan’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, the task of measuring the grim consequences has only just begun. Even now, the bleak images of physical devastation in the coastal towns in north east Japan defy imagination. Clearly it is going to take many patient years – and hundreds of billions of dollars – to bring local peoples’ lives back to any kind of normality.

Equally appalling, the scale of the nuclear disaster seems to grow by the day. We are still far from guessing what the ultimate consequences will be – both inside Japan and around the world.

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