I have decided to make a trip to the mostly heavily hit earthquake/tsunami areas from tomorrow in order to see first hand what happened and how the reconstruction efforts are proceeding. We have been hearing many stories about how shortages of materials and the lack of easily usable land is hampering efforts to build emergency temporary housing. Hopefully by speaking with local companies and seeing the condition of the reconstruction sites I will be able to give better advice to Canadian companies trying to assist with the reconstruction effort.
Please e-mail me any specific questions that you may have so that I can research them while I am in the Tohoku region. I plan on returning to Tokyo on Thursday.