I appreciate inquiries after my safety from Hong Kong through phone call and e-mail. I am alive!
Even living in Osaka, I felt the strong shake around a few minutes yesterday, and I was very surprised to know the epicenter was around 1000km away.
All the TV stations are reporting about the frightening power and the dreadful damages of quake all day long without any commercials. Damages in the north east Japan, including the areas I have visited, are really out of my imagination.
I feel my powerlessness myself, which I cannot do anything even watching such a disaster.