MSN had this image as its top news on Sunday evening, conveying the message from The Independent, the UK newspaper. Ganbare of course means "fight" or "hang in there, do your best" and it is such a positive message. Not forgetting all other natural disasters, this is one for the history books.
Where I am living, we are facing planned electricity shortages on Monday, as the 10 reactors in Fukushima are not up and running for obvious reasons.
I got a great reply from my editor at Kodansha, who summed it up like this:
"We are ok, I think this earthquake will be a great opportunity to change Japan in a good way."
The message from The Independent is: "Don't give up Japan, Don't give up Tohoku!"