Filipino children sit in front of their slum homes in Manila, Philippines. Activists are trying to organize slum dwellers in order to provide them with a political voice. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images
Southeast Asian Slums Network For Housing Rights
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136370629/136385217" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Filipino Families Furious As Massacre Trial Drags On
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136150456/136149873" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK shows an aerial view of damaged train carriages in Shinchi, Fukushima prefecture, on March 12. NHK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption NHK/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's Public Broadcaster Responds, Reports Crisis
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135314543/135325247" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People place sheets on the ground Sunday, awaiting their companions under the cherry trees at Tokyo's Ueno Park. The announcement of Tokyo's cherry-blossom viewing season, normally highly anticipated, has been overshadowed this year by Japan's ongoing crisis. Itsuo Inouye/AP hide caption

toggle caption Itsuo Inouye/AP
Celebrating Spring Amid Devastation In Tokyo
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135106109/135106089" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Public Anger Against Nuclear Power Mounts In Japan
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135008910/135008973" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory Pollina pulls a pallet of relief supplies to a waiting helicopter aboard the USS Essex, which is conducting operations in support of Operation Tomodachi. The Marines and Navy are flying the much needed aid to the tsunami-devastated northeast coast of Japan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

toggle caption David Gilkey/NPR
U.S. Ship Delivers Aid To Japan
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134899208/134899328" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Life's Milestones Bittersweet For Japan's Survivors
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134851567/134862931" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Hisaho Koseki, 82, barely escaped the tsunami when a neighbor drove her to safety. Now she's at a local evacuation center in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture. Her son has offered to take her in, but she doesn't want to burden him. "I have chronic ailments, and I don't know how much longer I'll live. I don't want to die, but in this situation, perhaps it would be better if I did," she says. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Anthony Kuhn/NPR
Japan's Elderly Hit Especially Hard In Disaster
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134784742/134784757" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Members of Japan Self-Defense Force pray for the body of a tsunami victim wrapped in a tarp in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

toggle caption Shuji Kajiyama/AP
Japan's Survivors Bid Dignified Farewell To Deceased
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134682332/134682313" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Survivors overlook the earthquake and tsunami-hit area in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, on Thursday. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

toggle caption Shuji Kajiyama/AP
In Japan, A City Left In Shambles By A 'Mighty Woosh'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134615085/134615095" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Tokyo Residents Worry About Quake's Hard-Hit Areas
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134556556/134556631" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
After Disaster, Japan Faces Several Crises
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134543639/134543625" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Quake Response Will Affect Japan's Future Crises
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134525428/134525402" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Tsunami Ravages Japan's Eastern Seaboard
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134467269/134467242" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An employee counts bundles of Thai bahts at Krung Thai Bank in Bangkok in October. A tidal wave of money is pouring into Asia and driving up regional currencies. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images
Asian Nations Try Not To Get Scorched By 'Hot Money'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/134240721/134354529" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript