I was looking at a map of the hardest hit areas in Japan following the recent Earthquake and Tsunami and I recognized Sendai, a city in the North which I visited in 1985. This was one of my favorite parts of my trip, because the city, chosen at Random as a destination on the train line, wasn't really a big tourist spot and so I felt I was getting a closer look at the real Japan. The people there were unfailingly friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Anyway, I've sent a donation to the Red Cross this morning. If you can spare some money to help out, please do so.