Looting and spitting

March 16 2011

You can’t imagine the Japanese looting. Or spitting.

3 Responses to “Looting and spitting”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    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

    http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/03/why-no-looting-in-japan-ctd-1.html

    Nuances from Christopher Beam at Slate

    http://www.slate.com/id/2288514

    On Japan generally, an overstated post by Tom Noir, via Marginal Revolution

    http://www.tomnoir.com/2011/03/end-of-japan.html

  2. davidderrick Says:

    Howard Stringer of Sony spoke movingly about the Japanese response to the disaster. (Fareed Zakaria interview, CNN.)

  3. davidderrick Says:

    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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