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Google Launches Missing Persons Finder To Help Find Loved Ones In Japan

The Google Person Finder Tool is helping people relay information about those missing in Japan after Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

After Friday’s devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, thousands are missing and people across the world are desperate for news of loved ones.

Now, Google has launched the Person Finder Tool, a free information service for those posting information about people or looking for someone. The tool is available in multiple languages. Google uses data from the social networking sites and across the Internet to find records on missing people – they are currently tracking 64,600 records as of Sat., March 12.

According to CNN, almost 80 percent of the Japanese population is online, and people are scouring social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to find information from friends and family.

Visit the Person Finder Tool: 2011 Japan Earthquake page to use the Google service.

Anita McElwain March 13, 2011 at 03:31 AM
I am Sawaki, Kin and looking for my two of my sisters living in Hakodate. Imai, Tokiko and daughter Imai, Jun and my other sister's name Sugino, Chyoko. Please email me at anitamcelwain@yahoo.com or please call Oregon, USA cell phone # 1-503-804-2476. If anyone else knows please also contact me. Thank you.
Grace keyes March 13, 2011 at 03:45 AM
I am looking for Ryoko Tanaka (Tone') and her family. She went to Oklahoma State University with me. Her maiden name is Tone'... We want to know she and her family are alright! I believe she lives in Soga city and her husband works in Tokyo. We miss and love you Ryoko. We are also looking for: Yas Kumomotto, also a classmate at University... We miss and love you Yasubano. May God be with you and all. My name is Jan Keyes (Kelley) Please email me: gracekeyes@aol.com
Anita McElwain March 13, 2011 at 04:11 PM
We are desperately praying that our families are safe. If anyone hears mention of our family names please let me know. I pray for everyones families that they hear from them.
Richard Damerow April 02, 2013 at 12:22 AM
I am looking forMrs Ryoko Sakurai last known address168 Horisaki Omiya-shi Saitama-Ken Japan,T330
yoko Ishikawa May 06, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Am Yoko Ishikawa from Ghana. Am looking for my father Tomokazu Ishikawa, hes between 60-75, an engineer n he was in Ghana 25 yrs ago , worked at ghanatelecom. my email address rene2664@yahoo.com. thanks

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