March 11, 2011 is a day that made history. The Tohoku earthquake triggered a seismic sea wave near Ishinomaki on the north western coast of Japan. The tsunami was so high, it caused failure in four sections of the atomic power plant in Fukushima. Due to several explosions a great amount of radioactivity escaped, contaminating people, air, food and 111.000 tons of water of which approximately 750 tons escaped uncontrolled and 10.000 tons were piped into the Pacific. 15,790 people died in this event and more than 4.000 are still missing. Yuko Ichimura experienced this day and the time to follow it in Tokyo which is about 376 kilometers south of Fukushima. Although this might seem a great distance, Tokyo was still shaking with the earthquake. To process her experience and to deal with all kinds of "new" questions that came up after this catastrophe, she started an illustrated diary. It deals with the question of how to tackle an event of such magnitude: How does it change you, how do you handle the shock? What gradually changes in peoples minds? And also there is practical stuff to ask, like: "What if the shelves at your supermarket are suddenly empty, power failures come up, relationships crumble?" German journalist Tim Rittmann started to translate her notes for SZ Magazines Online-Blog. Carlsen has recently published a book called "3/11 – Diary after Fukushima" presenting them in a chronological order, adding extra pages exclusively for the book edition.