The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, who is incidentally a Japanese himself, has stated that the international community stands by Japan in her troubles. He also stated that the situation is very serious at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Also he has urged the leaders of Japan to disclose more information on the crisis.
The danger level of the accident has been raised to 5 from 4, in a scale of 0 to 7. The nuclear accident has made traveling on the highway from Tokyo to the North East Japan unsafe. This has contributed to the slow rate of relief work in the NE Japan where the people are waging an immense struggle to survive. Their homes have been destroyed. Food and other commodities are scarce. Near freezing temperatures are making it even harder to live.
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa signed the condolence book at the Japanese Embassy at Colombo and met with the Japanese Ambassador for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has promised to help the Japanese people in their distress.