Photo of a 7-Eleven open in an area destroyed by the tsunami. Via.
Relatedly, here's an interesting story about the tsunami:
In the rubble of Japan's northeast coast, one small village stands as tall as ever after the tsunami. No homes were swept away. In fact, they barely got wet.
Fudai is the village that survived — thanks to a huge wall once deemed a mayor's expensive folly and now vindicated as the community's salvation.