No word yet from Norihiko Kanai, who has been our agent in Japan since the mid 1990's. He's in Kamakura City, south of Tokyo and near Yokohama. That's pretty far from Sendai, and his home and shop are on high ground.
His most recent post on his busy and interesting boatbuilding blog was last Thursday, March 10, where we see Kanai-san helping a young couple launch a Chesapeake 17LT.
Not sure where he keeps his PocketShip. Somewhere on the water. It might be matchsticks now; maybe it's on the opposite coast.
SO, I'm glad to say that I only do this rarely: use my Heap Big Forum Chief privileges to point you to a cause:
PLEASE donate towards disaster relief in Japan at the American Red Cross. Five dollars, fifty dollars, whatever. I timed it; took me just over a minute to make a donation.