The company that supplies power to the Kanto area is having problem meeting the demand, they expect a sharp increase of usage around 6pm tonight. They are asking everyone to use as little power as possible, they are talking of scheduling 3 hour outages in specific areas in rotation to help ease the load. If you suddenly can't get hold of someone that maybe the reason.
We went to the supermarket around 10.30am, it was pretty chaotic. They were already out of bread, people were buying toilet roll like it was going out of fashion. Pretty surreal. I expect with so much of the country at a stand still it will take supplies a while to come through. We won't starve though, I'm sure! Hopefully they will start getting supplies to where they are needed up north.