No links, because if you haven't heard of the tsunami in Japan, you're living under a rock.
I've never lived through a tsunami, but I've lived through hurricanes and I know the damage and devastation that a natural disaster can bring. If you're not ready for it (and who can ever be truly ready for something like this) it's a life-changing event.
The dead are beyond help, but the injured, the property damage, the loss of property affect people who are still living. Sometimes the most immediate needs of water, food, shelter are not available and won't be available for several days. No one can go through something like that and be unchanged. Even if you're physically okay, the ache in your soul is something that you've got to experience to understand.
Pray for the people of Japan.