Check this out on Nat Geo now..
I know, it was scary stuff. Had to remind myself sometimes that I wasn't watching a movie, that it was real.
A Japanese citizen on g+ is running a full steam ahead campaign for donations on google+ to assist most affected groups directly. Yes, the country seems to have been impacted severely enough at the time going by this gentleman's blog.. PM me for this guy's contact name - he is also on facebook. I am no longer on google+ myself, this was my only single foray into the world of social networking - I don't consider it a badge of honour/shame mind you.