Find People

Find People displaced by the event,

Please remember to register that you are safe. Please visit International Red Cross FamilyLinks

Please visit Google Person Finder to register and search.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those lost or missing in the Tsunami and earthquake in Japan. We applaud Google for their dedication to crisis response and humanitarian actions. The spirit of the Japanese is indomitable and applaud their grace and tenacity at such an overwhelming and challenging time.

We offer “Keiai” our highest respect and affection The Japanese Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross have a website at (In English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese)For people seeking to restore contact with family members affected by the earthquake in Japan.

Para as pessoas que buscam restabelecer contato com familiares afetados pelo terremoto no Japão.  Para personas que buscan a restablecer el contacto con sus familiares afectados por el terremoto en Japón

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross   Miyagi Prefecture has a 24-hour police hotline at 022-221-2000• Google service in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean —• Locating family and friends: (Japan Times)• U.S. citizens seeking information can go online to  or call 1-888-407-4747 (toll free) or 1-202-501-4444.• NHK Educational TV will broadcast messages from victims or those seeking family members.

Call 03-5452-8800, 050-3369-9660 or 050-3369-9680.

Disaster message boards (Google Crisis Response)

  1. Toni
    March 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    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.

  2. Julie Murakami
    March 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Looking for Martha Nakamura, Don Nakamura, Norman Nakamura. Please respond if you know they are ok. Thank you.

  3. Karen Iwamoto Sandhoff
    March 12, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Looking for:
    My aunt: Ikuko Takahashi, mid-70’s
    My cousin: Yukari Takahashi, 45
    My uncle: Name unknown
    Address: 9830832
    Miyagi-ken, Sendai-shi
    12-12 3-Chome Anyogi

  4. Raewyn Murray
    March 12, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I am wanting to find Ayako Kimura. She lives in Sendai. Her address is
    15-4n (or 15-40), Suwamachi, Taihaku-ku Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
    Her phone number is 022 248 5336 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 022 248 5336 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Her Mothers name is Midori Watanabe,

  5. Bonnie Howard-Regan
    March 12, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Wanting to know if Will, Shoko, and Fe Chen Regan are safe.

  6. Tim Linton
    March 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Looking for news about safety for Isamu & Yoshiko Sugimoto (1-1-49 Takamori, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi 981-3203) Akio & Naoko Okada (2-7-9 Teraoka Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi 981-3204), Kohji & Taiko Saitho (Fuji photo store 4-2-474 Takamori, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi 981-3203), Kuniko Anzai (5-5-7 Teraoka, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, 981-3204), Katsuhiko & Fumi Wagatsume (6-12-25 Oritate, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi 982-0261), MeySen Kindergarten (2-3-1 Takamori, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi 981-31) MeySen Kindergarten (Kamiyagari, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi 981-31), Kenji & Akiko Sugimoto (1-11-43 Hamada Mito-shi 310-0812)
    Please let us know if they are safe. Thank you, Tim Linton 920-854-9806

    • Jennifer Eng
      March 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

      Hi Tim,
      i just heard from my old host parents ( i was an exchange student in Sendai in the 80s) and they live in Izumi-ku. They are at: 1-14-4 Katsura. They are fine and that area, Sendai North, was not affected by the tsunami. There is no phone contact but i got an email. South or East of the city is the problem. I read in a news release that the city core is in tact. That is the area of Aoba-ku.

      I flat lands and farm lands are the worry. I am sure you will not be able to have your mind rest until you hear from them. However the North of the city, Kita Sendai, was not reached by the tsunami.

  7. Lana Camp
    March 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    My children, David Michael Towery, 31, Yu Ito Towery, 28, and Luke, 2 months old, live in Sendai. They sent word via e-mail that they were safe after the 8.9 Earthquake and several aftershocks. They were without power and phones, and were going to an elementary scool. However, I do not know if the tsunami had hit at that time. I have had no other word. Please let me know what you can find out. Thank you!

  8. Julie Tamaki
    March 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Looking for my cousin Junji Miyasaka and his wife Akemi in the town of Taihaku-ku, Sendai

  9. judy ortiz
    March 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    looking for Miki Naruse, Sendai, Japan

  10. Tiffany Tyson
    March 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I am looking for Atsuya and Sayori Omura… They have a 2 year old son named Toranosuke. Please contact me with any information…

  11. Shuki
    March 13, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I’d like to know if Shimazaki Seiko and her children are safe

  12. Shuki Shalev
    March 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I’m searching for Shimazaki Seiko and her children and like to know if they are safe.

  13. March 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Looking for Mamie Sato
    Street name: Oritate
    Neighborhood: Oritate Aoba-ku
    City: Sendai-shi
    Province or state: Miyagi
    Postal or zip code: 982026



  14. March 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    looking for a friend Tracie Shantz
    201 villa otari
    1-2 Nanatsuike-machi
    Kariyama Fukushima
    Japan 963-8831
    March 13-2011

  15. March 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Helping the people of Japan find missing family and friends following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami natural disaster. has been created to allow those who have lost contact with friends, family and colleagues to file a missing persons report.

    Spread the word on

  16. Marites Cruz
    March 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Wanting to know if my old host family is safe.

    Nakahara Family
    1-3-9 Shiomidai,Shichigahama,
    Miyagi ken 985

  17. March 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    U.S. citizens in Japan are urged to contact family and friends as soon as possible. If web access is available they should use twitter, Facebook or email U.S. citizens in Japan are also encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at or go to the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulates. Updated information about travel and security in Japan is available at 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444.

  18. Cristina Maccarrone
    March 15, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Wanting to know if my old PEN-FRIEND YUKO MORI, born on 22nd December 1976 is safe.

    Family MORI
    503 Ardent Haitsu
    100-7 Tsuchitoi
    984-0844 JAPAN


    10-7 Negishimachi
    982-0844 JAPAN

  19. Lindy Currie
    March 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I am hoping that Shoko Yamakage and family from Sendai are well. I was Aussie host mum to daughter Tomoko.
    Also hoping the Metoki family – Yukie, Kikuya, Sayuri and Kanae and family are all safe and well in Sendai. I was host mum to Yukie.

  20. Lindy Currie
    March 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Looking for:
    Shoko Yamakage and family from Sendai – Host mum to Tomoko Yamakage
    Sayuri Metoki and family from Sendai – Host mum to Yukie Metoki

  21. March 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Looking for Yoshiko Takahashi of Date-gun, Fukushima. Yoshiko is cousin to my mother, Toshiko fukuda of Hawaii.

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