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


    Nuances from Christopher Beam at Slate


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


  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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