JAPAN EARTHQUAKE: For those who are traveling in the Kumamoto Prefecture and are in need of help

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For those who were traveling in southern Japan which were were rocked by two devastating earthquakes and continued aftershocks, and happen to be in the Kumamoto area, please visit the Kumamoto City International Center.

The center is offering shelter for non-Japanese residents and they also have multilingual translators available there to help.

Although the center is only open until 10:00 p.m., evacuees will be allowed to stay overnight at nearby elementary and junior high schools.

As of Saturday afternoon, all local bus and train services have been suspended and all taxis and rental cars have been reserved.

If you are in the area, please stay safe everyone!