New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof says the United States of America can learn from the Japanese people in putting service to community personal interests especially in times of need. He recalls in the wake of the Kobe earthquake of 1995 when practically everything in the port of Kobe was destroyed, he was investigating through the remains for any sign of crime. Eventually, he came across a store owner who was robbed by two men. He then asked the store owner if he was surprised that fellow Japanese would take advantage of such a catastrophe, but the shop owner only gave him a bewildered look and told him that the robbers were foreigners.  Read more. http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/sympathy-for-japan-and-admiration/

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