These photos will never ever appear in the Japanese media, because they are so inconvenient for TPTB (the power that be) - whether it is the Ministry of the Environment and the Japanese government or the increasingly powerful waste disposal industry lobby.
What TPTB in Japan want to portray is the "Before the clean-up" photos of Tohoku. "See, people are surrounded by disaster debris which makes them sad..."
It is sad to see people's lives having been wiped out along with their houses and all the possessions.
From Daily Mail (2/13/2012), before and after photos:
Yuko Sugimoto and her son, Ishinomaki, Miyagi:
Rikuzen Takata, Iwate:
Minami Soma, Fukushima:
For more photos, go to Daily Mail page.