March 11, 2011 was truly a tragic day in Japan. Lives were changed and lives were ended. Yet, three years later, two parents who lost a daughter have just received a letter she mailed a decade ago.
The high school in the Japanese coastal town of Rikuzentakata was completely destroyed following the tsunami of 2011, along with 80% of the buildings in the city. Now, however, they may get their lost boat back, thanks to Facebook.
A Seattle-area man who lived in Europe during the Chernobyl disaster, now wary of radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accidents traversing the Pacific, built that, the a Fallout-themed case for a Geiger counter that reports its findings automatically via Twitter.
With the recent release of Pokémon Black and White, those mischievous pocket monsters are popping up all over the place, including some places they probably shouldn't, like all over British free daily newspaper Metro's coverage of the disaster in Japan.
Amazingly, videos of tsunami waves coming ashore in Japan this week showed many people driving away from the water. If you find yourself in a similar situation, how can you increase your chances of survival from nil to slim? [Jalopnik]
At 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST, servers for Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI will be taken offline for at least one week as Square-Enix cooperates with a Japanese power company's request to conserve power while it restores services severely damaged by Thursday's monster earthquake. [Update] Servers for Metal Gear…
On Thursday, this guy, the current governor of Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, wagged his finger at violent video games and said he'd ban them as well if he's elected governor of Tokyo. About 12 hours later, a tsunami smashed into northeast Japan.
Nintendo's Japanese headquarters are in Kyoto, some 300 miles from the devastation of yesterday's tsunami. Still, many have asked if the 8.9 magnitude earthquake caused any damage. Nintendo tweets: "Thanks for your concern! During the earthquake no one at Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent…