On April 6, 2011, BIS posted below announcement on the top page for Japan's humanitarian relief support activity. Appreciating flexible license practice for emergency support to Japan!
"The BIS supports all efforts for Japan involving items subject to the EAR. However, most shipments of dual-use items extended to Japan do not require a Commerce license. If you plan to export items in support of current relief efforts in Japan and you think that a license may be required, you should contact BIS for guidance. If a license is required, expedited processing may be requested."