Friday, March 11, 2011
The Japanese Spirit
While the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami disaster plays out in real time on TV, I take heart in the fact that the Japanese people have been preparing for this for a long time.
They are a people who have recovered from various earthquakes and tsunamis (though nothing as large as this scale). Their popular culture is filled with monsters and natural disasters destroying cities in movies.
Mentally, I think this one nation that has prepared their people well for such a disaster. If they can rebuilt after World War 2, I am sure they will pull through this within 3 years.
Their earthquake rescue teams are send around the world in any disasters. I'm sure all the experiences they gathered will come in handy now.
The only good that came out of this that oil prices fell by a few dollars, though I suspect this is only a momentary effect.
Japan, my sympathies goes to you but you will pull through this. I know you will.