For anyone in the unfortunate circumstance of having a loved one in Japan at the moment, Google offers you a technological tracking software. From the people that brought you advanced warnings on events, the Person Finder : 2011 Japan Earthquake
, allows you to log information on the condition of a person, or search for someone unaccounted for.
The application will bring closure and good news to many and stop frantic panic amongst the chaos for those who will be assured of their loved ones' conditions.
Cheers to technology working for humanity. Thank you Google for using your might to help those who need it most.
P.S. If you know anyone who has family in Japan, I know our region has many Asian exchange students, please pass this link on to them. This tool might be a ray of sunshine in this bleak and tragic time.