Sunday, October 2, 2011
On the Power of (Japanese) Culture
Of course good policy is essential in promoting an orderly, peaceful and prosperous society, but without a strong cultural and ethical foundation, it means very little. A recent CNN article that describes the amazing extent to which Japanese citizens have returned cash and lost in the midst of the disastrous tsunami.Contrast that to the way that many Americans robbed and looted during Hurricane Katrina and British citizens during the recent riots. Japanese culture, like all others, are burdened with their shortcomings, but regarding the civic spirit and self control, they are second to none.