I'm in the southernmost part of Honshu, the main island, close to Hiroshima. I am way far away from everything that happened. I did not even realize there had been an earthquake until I started getting a ton of concerned emails from people I hadn't talked to in ages.
Down here, the only way you notice that anything has even happened is that all of the batteries and bottled water are gone from every store (because people buy them and send them up north to those who are needing them now).
The good thing is the efficiency of our transportation systems here still rocks. My wife and I sent a few care packages to friends of ours up north who'd been affected by the disaster. The boxes were easily 30lbs each, yet they only cost $10 each to send, and got there in less, yes, less than 24 hours.