Watching developments over the last few days, one of the things that has struck me has been the astounding dignity with which the Japanese people conduct themselves. Some people could learn by watching them queue up for petrol and supplies. Even during such a traumatic time they are still polite, smiling at each other whilst queueing patiently, waiting their turn.
I can think of other places where they would be wailing and throwing themselves all over the place, and fighting and killing each other to be first in the queue.
Amazing people who deserve the utmost respect.