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While I realize that the natures of the Japanese and Korean people are very different the Koreans were able to respond effectively to a situation that was threatening planeloads of people at a time. The Japanese seem unable to respond to a situation that is threatening entire provinces at a time.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:04:59 AM EST
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I think the difference may be down to planeloads of people vs. entire provinces.

I personally don't have enough information to say what needs to be done or whether it's feasible. One important feature of this crisis is that the emergency workers keep being surprised by developments, so the question is why they don't know what to expect.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 05:22:47 AM EST
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