One of my freshman year college roommates moved to Tokyo shortly after graduating, and eventually settled there, married, had kids. There’s a mailing list in which people from my residential college keep in touch, and he used it to let us know that he and his family were OK after the earthquake.
Tokyo is less than 130 miles from the damaged reactors. Some of us suggested he get some potassium iodide pills, but by the time it became clear that the Japanese government had underplayed the size of the crisis and he decided to look into a local supply, there were none available. So we’re sending him some, hoping FedEx will be delivering in Tokyo, and that customs will let them through. (They were not easy to find online, even the US suppliers are selling out as people here do panic buying.)