The death toll from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami which struck north-east Japan on 11 March has risen to 15,500, authorities said on Sunday.
The twin disaster occurred after the huge magnitude earthquake left many infrastructure destroyed and triggered a major crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant. This disaster made 7,306 people missing.
The nuclear plant is still leaking radioactive materials that are harmful to human body. However, work is in progress to stabilize the crippled plant.
Last month, Japan's parliament passed a $49 billion emergency budget for reconstruction following the March disaster. A small extra budget is due to be submitted to parliament next month.
In one statement released by Government of Japan stated that the direct damage of infrastructure due to disaster stood at $210 billion.