People are pretty nice when it comes to cleaning up. They're making sure that they throw away as few valuables as possible (and keeping dead bodies found intact). Much slower, but much more meaningful, even though summer is almost upon us. Ugh, cleanup will be awful when it hits. I know this is a really really morbid thought, but I definitely would not want to be one of the cleanup workers finding a body this long after the fact. Gross.
Lots of safes have been found. Officials are trying to figure out how to get them back to their owners. A whole lot of old people in Japan are still in the habit of keeping their money at home, instead of in a bank.
Pictures of looking for pictures. There are lost and found centers all over the area, where people can come in and look for their memorabilia that was swept away. I found a wedding photo when I was in Otsuchi. You can see it in my facebook album here. I turned it in and it was claimed, I hear.