For folks who got here via the Homsteading forum - this is NOT in Tokyo. I repeat - this is NOT in Tokyo.
This is in a town called Utsunomiya, located 108 km NORTH of Tokyo.
The situation here has nothing to do with Tokyo, or people working in Tokyo, or being stuck in Tokyo and buying food in Tokyo.
(And that sort of mass misinformation is precisely why foreign media idiot reporters should stop interviewing people in Tokyo).
We went to the store today.
Mister commented "So this is what the Soviet Union must have been like, huh?"
There were some items left, but most of the essential were all gone.
Our rolling blackout schedule has been announced and not a candle or a battery can be found for purchase in Tochigi.
And here is what happened in Tochigi on March 11, 2011 - link.
And here is what my husband wrote on his blog - link.