Long lines for gas
Everywhere we went in Sendai there were extremely long lines for gas. The lucky ones got gas in 7 hours. Others had to wait as much as 2 days! This video shows one of the lines, and yet the gas station isn't even open! The drivers were waiting, hoping, that the gas station would be able to open with gas. There were also extremely long lines for kerosene, which people need to stay warm. It has been well below freezing since the earthquake.
There are also long lines for supermarkets. If you don't wait in line, you don't eat. Groceries are rationed strictly...one cup of ramen per person, one this, one that...