No looting in the aftermath of disaster

Philippines
March 21, 2011 6:03am CST
I was caught a glimpse of the news and saw that the Japanese were orderly lining up in the supermarket to get food and recently also found out that there seemed to be no looting in Japan. Such discipline is so rare and admirable. To scramble for food and to get the upper hand seemed to be a natural thing in the face of adversity, but not so for the Japanese.
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@Dinoman90 (225)
• Denmark
21 Mar 11
I didn't know that, but the Japanese have a long history of honor. And looting is not very honorable. let's hope things soon will turn better on Japan after all these disasters.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 11
Japan will surely be able to rise again from what had befallen them. The values they have will help them triumph over their difficulties.
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@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
this kind of discipline is worthy of emulation by all nations... our sympathies for the Japanese for these traumatic incident...
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@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
22 Mar 11
I also heard this and was very impressed. It is an example to the rest of the world. I hope we learn from their example.
@carl146 (24)
• United States
22 Mar 11
well given japans' past and the way of living there discipline was always a number one thing when it comes to a disaster like this but japan have seen disasters close to this before. They took two nukes thats still affecting them with raising cancer rates. they get crazy rain and high winds. A few damaging earthquakes ( not as worse as this one). they seen all of this and they prepare them selfs japan is one of the most prepared nation. and another reason why is because japan is a island theres no way out unless you take a boat or a plane so honor and discipline and calmness is a must. may god be with you japan........
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
22 Mar 11
Oh yes I'm not japanese, but I grow up here and I was amazed. Even when they are 13 and studying, you know that most of japanese pass grades because they would be really ashamed to not do well in school? There are many things that makes me think Japan is the new Atlantis, the most advanced culture ever. I didn't like here because of racism in the begining, for very long years, I came back again and I'm really fond of Japan now. We just have to never focus so much in the bad things, I can learn from them, it made more responsible and conscient, most people here recycle, most people adopt animals and we have really little garbage on the streets (there are some people who are blind) but most care about everything, they are good to community and the governament cares about japanese and even foreingers!
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
22 Mar 11
I called Tokyo home for a year. We did not experience any disasters while I was there, but the populace was always the epitome of polite. People would go out of their way to help you. I had one lady walk me several blocks out of her way just so I could get to a bank. I am glad that this propriety that we see in the Japanese people is not just a facade, but ingrained down to the core.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
21 Mar 11
I am sure there are some looting going on that no one really knows about. Maybe in the more poor areas of Japan where I am sure the cameras aren't rolling and the newscasters haven't gone. It is very admirable that so many are not though as I would only assume they would be rampant trying to get food and supplies for their family without worrying about the cost or waiting in line, just looting.
@JohnMach (556)
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
Japanese's discipline is very admirable. I heard in a news that there weren't that much panicking during the evacuation. That is how citizens order themselves, not stampedes that result in more killings. That's just stupid because deaths is the number one reason to avoid.
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
21 Mar 11
Hi blungel0830! I was born and raised in Japan. We were taught about our culture and beliefs since we were very small. Culture is taught at home, at school and everywhere. Our culture is based in honor and dignity, the ones taught in Buddhism and Shintoism. We do our best not to bring shame or stain the name of our family. Though we also have criminals, in times of disasters, even the notorious yakuza helps people in need. We love our country so much and we we do our best for our country and the people. We help each other and work together in order to survive. Nihon, yuuki wo dashite! Ganabatte kudasai!