For the past 3 and a half years I have worked pretty much full time for a company called Wine Studios based in Sendai, Japan. Everyone now knows of the town, before this, I would mention it and people would shake their heads. I was there for two weeks in February, and was also there in the summer, so the places are very very fresh in my mind. I just missed the earthquake, and am thankful that I wasn't there when it happened, but I'm saddened by the losses many of my friends are going through.
I just heard from several of them after a weekend of uncertainty, and it seems that my people there have all been spared. The studio that I work for has suffered damage, but the people are all okay! I couldn't have been happier to hear this. I'll post back with more updates as I get them.
Here are some pictures of from Sendai just 3 short weeks ago.