He’s played Sonic Adventure and fought Chaos, so I’m sure he’ll know how to handle monstrous tsunamis. (No, seriously; if he lives that close to the epicentre of the catastrophe I’m rather concerned as well.)
That said, while this earthquake was the 5th worst since 1900, I’m a little irked by the (usual) selectiveness of the media. Japan’s plight is all over the place and covered extensively across all media, all day, but when tsunamis of equally disastrous proportioned devastated large swaths of Southeastern Asia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, etc., and killed hundreds, it just appeared in the news a few times and that was it. Despite the countries that were hit there having been much less prepared than Japan which is used to earthquakes and has the money and technology to prepare itself—“just” a few hundred people having died so far is almost a miracle considering the dimensions of the disaster and the population density of the region where it hit hardest—, and the losses not being as easily recoverable. The countries were poor and had bad infrastructure, rescue work was slow and inefficient, and I’m sure many of the people hit by the waves are still homeless today or have yet to glue back together their meagre existences. In Japan on the other hand, reconstruction will be rapid and everyone will be provided for, so the overall effect will not be as severe.
I’m rather worried about that nuclear reactor though. While I initially thought of Godzilla, I then realised that this is almost the same scenario as that in the first few episodes of Earth Maiden Arjuna.