Although there are great areas of horrifying distruction from the quake and tsunami the damage has echoes of Phuket in 2004 where many places were untouched on the island. Son and husband are skiing in Japan at the moment. I am not sure what will happen re: return plans but, the snow looks fabulous.
I think this is the best graphic I have seen so far regarding the disaster.
To raise funds the 'Help Japan " poster for $25+ for earthquake and tsunami relief.
Designer Max Erdenberger Wieden + Kennedy 40" x 26" HERE for details on purchase