The world was shocked over the magnitude the damage and swiftness from these two disasters. Then the world was astonished there were no reports of looting among the vastness of damage and debris. The uncivilized living among the civilized in other countries could always be counted on to loot after a disaster. Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, and the bottom-feeders crawl out to loot. Apparently Japan has no such human debris among their citizenry because there was no looting.
In Haiti after their earthquake the world witnessed people having to be beat back when relief supplies were attempting to be distributed. In Japan no beating back, no rioting for supplies, just long lines of people waiting for their turn – civility.
Back to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: The National Guard sends in helicopters to rescue those where were too stupid to evacuate or those who did not have the means to evacuate. The bottom feeder savages where firing live bullets at the helicopters! In Japan when USA military helicopters arrived delivering supplies they were greeted with bows and hugs – civility.
In the past when a nation is hit with a natural disaster and the USA sends in help, it gets greeted with “what took you so long.” “Is that all there is?” “Go home!” Not in Japan, the USA got “Operation Tomodachi” (Operation Friendship). The people of Japan remain very grateful and appreciative of the help they received from nearly 20,000 USA military personal who went in to help. Once more – civility.
When the tsunami rolled back out to sea it took with it the debris from the homes it collapsed. Weeks, months later safe boxes that were in those homes started appearing on the beaches. The people finding these safe boxes did not open them, instead they turned them over to the police. Japanese civility.
Japan taught the world what it means to behave with civility in the face of a horrific disaster and its aftermath. Hope is the world learned.