Silent Recovery of Japan
In most parts of the world, the worst disasters never happen very frequently, except for Japan. We lived through two atomic bombings. Massive typhoons attack us almost every year. Severe earthquakes are not rare to us; we still remember Hanshin and Chuetsu vividly. All the worst disasters are neighbours to us here in Japan.
After every devastation, however, Japan rebuilds itself brilliantly. Silently and wordlessly, making just every possible effort.
Prime minister Naoto Kan, in his speeches, makes an impression that he is almost surrendering, expressing no leadership. Nothing surprising. Does anybody know a Japanese leader with any kind of leadership?
Japanese people haven’t asked for anything; every single one of us has worked hard and we’ve achieved what we’ve got right now. That is the way we build high-quality products, and we cultivate our hospitality.
The government is as untrustworthy as always. Mainstream media sensationalize the “national crisis.” Whereas, we tweet to encourage each other, we facebook to keep in touch with the rest of the world.
We will recover silently, so quickly that it will surprise the rest of the world.