Friday, March 18, 2011

Why is there no looting in Japan?

In the wake of Japan's deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosions, we have witnessed the almost indescribable chaos that follows a disaster of this magnitude: loss of life, severe injuries, homelessness, lack of water, food and proper medical care, the physical destruction of towns and cities, and growing fear of radioactive contamination from power plants that seem beyond anyone's ability to control.

But one heart-wrenching byproduct of disasters like this one has been missing in Japan, and that's looting and lawlessness.

Looting is something we see after almost every tragedy; for example: last year's earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the floods in England in 2007, and of course Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.

It happens when some people who've seen life as they know it get tossed out the window feel that all morality has been tossed out too.

It's survival of the fittest and whatever you can get your hands on is yours, no matter who it belongs to.

But that's not happening in Japan.


Here's my question to you: Why is there no looting in Japan?

CNN Cafferty File updated March 15th,2011

Many of foreign media got surprised the fact that there is no looting in Japan, and that simple question has been the focus of their attention.

When you go to his site, you can see a lot of responses toward the question.

Some people said, "Because Japanese culture is based primarily on honor and dignity."

The other people said, "It's a nation pride."

In my opinion, Japanese primary sense of love is made of this peaceful world even in this chaos.

Since ancient times Japanese people have made good interpersonal relationships with a power of peace called 和(wa).

And I think that kind of sense has been engraved in our mind still now.

See your around, and you'll find yourself being in any groups and feeling comfortable with a lot of love.

Unconsciously we seek a peaceful place and stay there.

And this love never goes away.

I believe in being warmhearted that all Japanese people primary have.

Then, I want to ask you again: Why is there no looting in Japan?

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