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Originally posted by Ratisch
Another thing I find very interesting is that the supermarkets have lowered their prices and vending machine owners are opening up their machines and giving away drinks. In the US, the owners would be doubling or tripling the price as we have seen after katrina and other huricanes. Kudos to the Japanese on the right way to act after a disaster.
Originally posted by reluctantpawn
I find it interesting to see theat there is little or no looting that appears to be going on in Japan, even after the most devastating disaster to hit the country. If this were the US I am sure it would be different. All we have to do is look at the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, and the pics and vids of the looting that went on there.
What is the difference between here and there? In my opinion it might be the work ethic of Japan VS the entitlement mentality of the people of the US. The people of Japan cannot comprehend taking something that is not theirs even in an emergency situation. On the other hand the people of the US feel that they are entitled to help themselves to anything that is not bolted down, particularly in the urban environment.
However, one thing I have noticed that is comparable to both countries is the lack of preparedness of the people.
Does anyone else here have any other idea on these differences?
Originally posted by Tuvok112
reply to post by reluctantpawn
Theres a pretty good chance that no one has reported on it yet. Its silly to imagine that NO looting has taken place there so far