You can’t imagine the Japanese looting. Or spitting.
This entry was posted on March 16 2011 at 7:07 pm and is filed under Japan.
It turns out the first sentence is the cliché of the moment. (It was my own thought.) Correctives:
Comments at The Daily Dish, via Marginal Revolution
Nuances from Christopher Beam at Slate
On Japan generally, an overstated post by Tom Noir, via Marginal Revolution
Howard Stringer of Sony spoke movingly about the Japanese response to the disaster. (Fareed Zakaria interview, CNN.)
Other things the Japanese don’t do:
Vulgarly display their wealth (through cars etc)
Laugh in an ostentatious, attention-seeking way
Behave prudishly, or generally sententiously
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