March 11, 2011 I extend to the people of Japan and especially to those of the Tohoku region my heartfelt sympathy and condolences in the aftermath of the devastation from the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. The pictures we see on our television news reports are unbelievable -- horrific. At times like this, we are united in our effort to bring relief to those people suffering in the wreckage of the horrors of nature. Please stay strong. Today, we are all Japanese.