I have friends (Americans) that are currently working and residing in Tokyo. All of them are males in their 30s, with a wife and at least one child. This disaster is starting to play out worse than initially reported. Especially the situation with the nuclear reactors. I have my two cents, but I'd like further input. Here are my initial thoughts. 1. If one or more cores melt down panic will spread with prevailing winds. 2. Evacuation may not be an option, or it may be an option that realistically needs to be delayed. 3. Be prepared to dig-in for a sustianed period. 4. Stockpile lots of water. Anything you can hold water in, from used soda bottles to 5 gallon buckets. 5. Staple foods that do not need heat to prepare. 6. Vitamins 7. Energy sources. Matches, lighters, sterno, batteries. 8. LED, battery powered lighting. 9. A 2x4 to secure your front door. The Japanese are not prone to violent crime, but desperation can turn anyone. 10. Pick up some iodine pills if you can. They are cheap, take up no space, and can be used in the case of radiation exposure. Obviously, the list could be limitless, but I'm trying to identify the "must haves."