Jenson Button's girlfriend safe in devastated Japan

David Hobbs

A relieved Jenson Button has tweeted to his fans that his girlfriend, Jessica Michibata, was safe after she was caught up in Friday's devastating earthquake that shook Japan.

Hundreds of people are already confirmed dead after the 8.9-magnitude quake struck off the north-east coast of the country causing a huge tsunami to reap destruction through towns and villages.