CONTACTING AND FINDING PEOPLE IN JAPAN
Google Person Finder
Google has launched its Person Finder for the Japan Earthquake. Users can input information about someone in the service or search it to see if any information is available about someone who might have been impacted by the tsunami.
NTT Docomo Safety Response
One of Japan's mobile-phone providers is allowing users to input a loved one's mobile phone number into a search to confirm the safety of that person.
KDDI Disaster Message Board
Similar to NTT Docomo's service, the KDDI Disaster Message Board lets people place messages on its service to find out about a loved one's condition. That loved one's safety can then be confirmed via mobile phone or on a PC.
Softbank Message Board
Softbank's Message Board mimics KDDI's service, allowing users to post a message to loved ones, which can then be viewed on the person's mobile phone. They can respond from that device to confirm they're safe.
Japan Shelter Map
A Google Map has been created for around Tokyo, listing lodging places for people who have been affected by the tsunami to stay the night.