Media helps families to connect and confirm that family members are alive after Japan’s tsunami disaster

Great news! Through social media outlets, some families are able to reconnect and confirm that loved ones have survived Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Here are a few of the happy videos and links that we’ve found:

Social Media Helps Victims, Families Connect After Japan Disaster –

Social media helps Bay area connect to family in Japan –

Social media helps CT connect to Japan –


Here are a few of the rescue and reunion stories that we were able to find:


YouTube has also created a special “Missing Persons” channel to help loved ones connect. To read more about this, click here or visit Google’s link.

To contact loved ones in Japan, many phone companies are helping to make that happen by allowing wireless calls and texting (and some landline calls) to Japan to be made FREE OF CHARGE at least until April 10th, 2011. Contact your carrier to confirm that they are offering this service.

If you’ve got a great video or article link to share, please contact us by commenting on this article.

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