Just curious as to what the OP is "off to japan" to do.
Are you going with the US Military? because there's nowhere for new arrivals to really find shelter atm. Do you read and speak Japanese? I've been to Japan on a two occasions, and even in Tokyo where they have many signs/directions spelled out in both kana and kanji, as well as english, you still need a translator to get around efficiently.
Did you bring all your own food and water? As you've read if you've been following the news, there are people in great need of it there. Did you make an arrangement with an organization as to what and where you'll be helping? You aren't going to be able to just drop in and start doing any old thing you want.
This is a pretty horrible tragedy, and if you are using it to get some attention on a game forum, as I suspect you are, that's pretty **** pathetic, even for a forum troll.
I've looked into what US citizens can do to help the situation in Japan. All of the organizations are saying the same thing - donate. As food and shelter is at a premium, they are discouraging any civilians from heading to Japan atm.
They have the US military and the Red Cross there already, both which are self sustaining as far as food and shelter go.
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