Monday, March 14, 2011

How To Find Loved Ones In Japan

With thousands of missing people in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, families are anxiously looking for information about their loved ones. Unfortunately, the list of unaccounted keeps getting longer and longer. The Kyodo News Agency is reporting today that over 10,000 people are dead or missing, and many officials believe that estimate is too low.

You can turn to several Web sites for information on missing people:

ICRC Family Links: Register on this Web
site from inside or outside the affected areas if you're looking for a
relative or if you want to inform your relatives that you are alive. This is
a free service and is available in various languages.

Google People Finder:
Search for someone or leave information about someone. This is a free service and available in several languages.

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens living or traveling in Japan should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 or 202 647-5225.



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