The people of Japan need world assistance. Even though they are a developed country, the fact that they sustained a triple whammy of 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor problems has touched many people around the world.
The people of Japan have recently found that the radiation from the Fukushima reactors have contaminated local produce and milk, particularly spinach.
Japan Sees Radiation in Milk, Spinach Near Plant
Radiation concerns grow in Japan
When sending money to organizations, be careful to send it to well-established organizations. There are scammers out there who want your money. So make sure you contribute to an organization you can trust like the Red Cross.
All Hands Update:U.S. Military Humanitarian Assistant and Disaster Relief in Japan
Aid Organizations for Japan
Here are Ways to Contact Family and Friends in Japan
If you wish to find or contact family and friends in Japan, the Red Cross and Google have Web sites to help with this effort: