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JAPAN: Courage in the Face of Disaster

World  (tags: world, politics, society, news, interesting, jAPN, Japan earthquake and tsunami )

- 3035 days ago -
Many foreigners have fled Tokyo. But the Japanese are facing the ongoing threat posed by the Fukushima nuclear power plant with a mixture of concern and equanimity. Their faith in the country's ability to overcome is unfazed.


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Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:59 am
The Japanese seem to be managing a great deal better than any other nation could under the circumstances.

Raluca Anghel (84)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 8:57 am
noted, thanks!

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 10:29 am

If ever a country has earned our admiration and respect it most certainly is the courage and determination of the Japanese people. With each package of sock I send I include a note that I hope offers some encouragement and sends with the socks the best wishes for recovery and love from the Americans kind enough to help in this simple yet meaningful effort.

Please send Socks (and baby blankets) they can be purchased for one dollar and again I offer to help pay the postage if this presents a burden. Please remember - this could be you or your family.

For correct information on addressing and packaging please go to:

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 5:23 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Toni C (508)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 6:45 pm
Why can't we get rid of these advertisers that post on the Care2 sites??? Frustrating!
Thanks for the article about the people of Japan, Cal... as Kit has already mentioned, you really have to admire and respect their ability to cope during this time of disaster. It saddens me when things like this happen because I'm not really able to reach out to them and help, but my thoughts and prayers are with them daily.

Sarah G (109)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 6:46 pm
There is much to be admired about the Japanese.

Eternal Gardener (734)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:15 pm
Resilience in this case is derived out of hope, no matter how small, it is the only way to go on!

Bette M (91)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:53 pm
I admire the Japanese people for their decency & calmness
during this awful trauma.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011........

Naoko i (257)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 8:07 pm
I'm not sure if I am encouraged by this article...We (Japanese) surely are "resillient," but at the cost of not learning from the past. If things are "shikata nai" then humans have little say in their own future. Natural disasters may be shikata nai, but political inabilities or industrial mismanagements should not be shrugged away as shikata nai koto.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 10:28 pm
WOW! Caring people are all around us if we only open our eyes and see.

Ioana B (132)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 12:34 am
i admire them and pray for them

Tomasz Grabarczyk (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 6:51 am
Thanks for this :)

Fareena Narine (58)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 9:12 am
thanks for the article

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 3:11 pm
Cores are melting down....We have not made the right decisions to live according to NAture and Good Karma. We must stop killing, poisoning, dominating, capturing, controlling, confining, and, especially, EATING SENTIENT BEINGS.

Adam W. (11)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 6:08 pm
Wow what awesome courage and what a great response in the face of disaster. We in the US can learn a lot from the Japanese people and their response to this catastrophe.
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