My thoughts are with you, most of the people I know in the region and pacific areas are in Tokyo or substantially inland and have been accounted for. I still fear Tsunami and aftershocks but my friends are ready for evacuation and the buildings and infrastructure has held up in Japan. A testament to the engineering talents in Japan.
If you do pray, pray for those near the epicentre who we don’t know about yet.
Please keep updated here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698 and find friends or family : http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/
I will post any help we can offer the Japanese people in the aftermath of this disaster. Lives and livelihoods will need to be rebuilt.
From the foreign office:
The Foreign Office has given the following guidance:
British nationals should make contact with the British Embassy in Tokyo on +(81) 3 5211 1100 or the Consulate-General in Osaka +(81) 6 6120 5600 and monitor local TV and radio for evacuation information
Friends and relatives of those in Japan can contact the Foreign Office in the UK on 020 7008 1500
Radio stations in the Tokyo area that have emergency information in English include the US Armed Forces station at 810AM and InterFM (76.1FM)
British Nationals at evacuation sites should co-operate with the Japanese authorities and clearly identify themselves as British
Those connected with larger organisations such as companies, schools or church groups should also try to let these organisations know of their situation if possible