Dateline takes a personal journey into the Japanese disaster zone, as video journalist Toshi Maeda goes on a road trip to see for himself how bad the situation really is.
It’s a difficult journey through swathes of land blocked with debris, to devastated communities mourning the dead, and people trying to salvage what they can from their ruined homes.
The journey takes us to the edge of the nuclear power plant exclusion zone, as Japan struggles with a new crisis on top of the earthquake and tsunami.
WATCH - Click to see Toshi’s intimate journey.
BEHIND THE SCENES - Follow the Dateline team through the difficult task of putting this story together in this week's behind the scenes feature.
WORLD NEWS AUSTRALIA - Get the latest SBS news coverage from Japan, including details of how you can help.
INTERACTIVE - An interactive guide to the disaster, including before and after aerial photos of the devastation.
PHOTO GALLERY - A selection of images of the damage that have made headlines around the world.
On air: 20th March 2011