Forewarned is forearmed...look closely at your string packaging...even if brands are non-Japanese, the string is made in Japan for those brands. If the package says "Made in Japan", Gosen or TOA makes it and your pipeline could be shut down after US inventories dwindle. The '95 Kobe quake was devastating because the factories/harbors were right there. This quake has the more troubling nuclear element intertwined, already wreaking havoc on their entire economy. Get your glasses out and read the fine print!