My first thought with Japan was hoping my kimono dealer friends, especially Ichiro and family, are okay. I'm sure he will be sending out status, if he can.
Just the aftershocks are HUGE. 7.1 on one, a respectable quake on its own. 8.9 is one of the most powerful to hit the planet in recent memory.
And now they're having a crisis with a nuclear reactor that's so damaged they can't drop the control rods. This is SO not good...
Addenda: just in, upgraded to 9.1, which puts it into the top 5 strongest quakes in history. And a radiation leak is possible at the power plant, as of 10:25 Pacific Standard Time.