Japanese vending machine
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Tsunami anniversary: Vending machine 'a sign of normality'

10 March 2012 Last updated at 20:31 GMT

A year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan, Roland Buerk has been visiting some of the worst affected areas to see how much progress has been made in rebuilding shattered towns and lives.

In Otsuchi he found a vending machine which has become a symbol of Japan's gradual return to normality.

Japan Quake: full coverage