Hello everyone! Thanks for your emails and comments- I really appreciate it.
I am A-OK after yesterday’s earthquake. I was actually getting on the bullet train to head north to the hot springs when the quake hit. Of course all trains and subways were stopped right after, so I was stranded across town from my apartment with the bags I’d packed for my weekend trip. I walked about 3.5 hours and got halfway home, crashed out at an el-cheapo ‘love hotel’ and then managed get home this morning. I saw some cosmetic damage to buildings but no total collapses and the trains were mostly running as of 7AM Tokyo time. It looks like the tsunami actually caused more damage than the actual earthquake.
My apartment looks OK. Some nail polish fell off my shelf, but no broken bottles. 🙂
Thanks everyone for your concern and kind words.