Michael has been assigned to the area of Abashiri on the island of Hokkaido. Here is a link to the city: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abashiri,_Hokkaid%C5%8D
It is on the north western border of the island, and known for it's iceflows in the harbor during wintertime, and its "alcatraz-like" maximum security prison, now a museum. Burr...
I think it may take some time to get back into the grind of things, as all the missionaries have to come to terms with what they've been through. We ask for your continuing prayers for Mike and all the missionaries affected by the earthquake.
Also, here is a link to a view of the area in which Mike has been assigned: http://www.maplandia.com/japan/hokkaido/hokkaido/abashiri/