I think everyone that reads and contributes to Chowhound is by now aware of what has happened in the Tohoku region (Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Aomori prefectures). My question is, what can we do to help? I am awaiting word from friends who have family in areas that were hard hit to see if there is anything that can be done to help. Maybe other Chowhound followers have other leads as to where people can help. This may be straying a bit from the normal boundaries of discussion. But I think this i a good way for some expats and other readers to get involved.
My first thought is to buy, eat and drink Tohoku products. And then to go up and assist. Any other ideas?