Anti-nuclear rallies were part of the mourning in Japan as it observed the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, 2012.

The devastating tsunami set off a nuclear meltdown in Fukushima and forced the nation to live in radiation fear as they questioned their faith in the atomic power.

The reactor meltdown in the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco) Fukushima plant triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Tepco was constantly criticised for not being equipped to meet such a disaster and the way they handled the situation.

Up to 16,000 people were killed and more than 3000 people went missing when the tsunami hit the country's north-east coast, triggered by a 9.0 earthquake.

Take a look at the anti-nuclear rallies held in different cities of Japan on the day of first anniversary of the disaster: