Japan just suffered with a HUGE earthquake... the measurements taken in Japan said that it was a 9.0 one, which is just a tad larger than the USA's measurement of 8.9. After the earthquake, as was to be expected, a tsunami hit Japan's coast, as well, as the link here shows. Also Japan is suffering from radiation poisoning, as their nuclear power sources are falling apart.
So, I just wanted to post something up here to say something about that... And just to say that if it's at all possible for you or your family, that it would be a good thing to donate something to help them. There's a list of organizations here that are helping Japan right now, as well as one at the Catholic Relief Services, which is here, even if you aren't a Catholic.