I found these satellite images of Japan that show villages before and after the tsunamis hit. You'll find that a number of them have been completely swept away. They've literally been wiped off the map. :(
I also came across this article written by a nuclear engineer at MIT giving the real story about what's been happening at the nuclear reactors in Japan. The media has created an unnecessary panic across the globe, and they're focusing too much on the reactors, when there are other more critical dangers in Japan. Most of the reporters don't know anything about physics, so it's refreshing to see things being explained properly. I hope you take the time out to read it!
Also, please don't believe the texts and emails that have been circulating like crazy! No, we are not at risk of getting caught in a 'radioactive rain shower' - a media-coined term. You're more likely to get hit by a flying ninja-raccoon! Adhere to the Guide's wise words: Don't Panic. :)