We're actually waiting for the big one in Tokyo. Just last December, we attended a conference, they said that the Kanto area (where Tokyo is) earthquakes occur every 70+ years, from the last one it's been 80+years already...which means the big one is way overdue. It can happen anytime. Schoolchildren always have their emergency drills here and individual earthquake packs are placed right on their chair's backrest.Welcome from Texas and from someone who lived there in the Kanto Plain for 12 years. Great to have you here with us and yeah I am kinda thinking no one there hardly preps at all. But you would think after the Fukashima incident that more would! I know I sure did when I was there with all of the earth quakes...you never know when the big one is coming! Stores there are small and run out real quick!!! Hope to see you around and see you often.