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Why wasn't there looting and increased violence after the tsunami in Japan like there was after Katrina?

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I am writing a report for college about the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Part of my report is how the Japanese victims of the tragedy coped with the tragedy in the following weeks. I know after Hurricane Katrina there was a sharp increase in rape, looting, and many other types of violence following the Hurricane. can anyone shed some light on why the Japanese people didn't engage in such behavior after the Tsunami? I am at a loss on this one. thanks for any opinions.

The Japanese people have a totally different mind set. they respect other peoples property and rights. Thieving, looting and that type of crime is not in their culture where in some countries it seems to be the norm especially in a crisis situation where more people become less honest. in Japan most people would rather go hungry than to thieve food that belongs to someone else. their culture, respect for themselves and others leads them to lend a helping hand to those that need a help and does not mix well with lawlessness including rape. Rape especially in that type of situation would be beyond thinking about by most civilized peoples minds.

Here in Japan we have disaster prep drills a couple times a year, so the people were well prepared. But also they knew that they would be helped as soon as humanly possible. everyone here is part of the group, where as in America everyone is an individual. here people feel a resposability to the other members of the group.

Japan is a really civilized and humbling country. I lived there for 3 years and loved it. I never had to worry about locking my car or apartment door. I could walk out late at night without any worries. The people were really humble and kind. Perfect customer service.

They take common courtesy to a whole new level, and we as Americans could learn a lot from them.

The Japanese government was better prepared and responded faster than the US. The people of New Orleans were abandoned for the immediate days after the Katrina hit. There was no supervision, and criminals were left to do as they wished.

Australian newspapers reported widespread looting in the area around the Fukishima Nuclear Power Plant.

Japanese people are civilized. Blacks are not.

Blacks and Asians are very different people.

Makes you wonder, doesn't it? The Japanese are a very proud people and have high respect for others.

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