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« Fast facts about the Japan earthquake and tsunami | Main | Are the Japanese culturally better equipped to handle catastrophes? »

March 16, 2011



Thank you for this post.

"Even as I write, strong aftershocks continue. As he left, Ben spoke of a “calm chaos.” It is true that faced with this calamity, the people of Sendai have maintained a sense of calm. This is perhaps due less to the emotional restraint that is particular to the people of the northern countryside, and more to the hollowing out of their emotions. In the vortex of an unimaginable disaster, they have not yet had the time to feel grief, sadness and anger." --Kazumi Saeki

I have no words of my own to describe this tragedy. The people of Haiti still suffer, and the suffering of the Japanese is only beginning.

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