Spent some time in Japan myself right after the Occupation. What you say makes total sense. A very strange world the “We Japanese” inhabit.
The same class of mistakes cost Japan the Pacific War. From my viewpoint it is as if they simply refuse to act intelligently under pressure. The greater the pressure, the greater the emergency, the less intelligent the action.
An odd place.
posted on 04/13/2011 6:31:51 PM PDT
("Do not live lies!" ...Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
To: Iris7; Ronin
In this context, and as I always am fond of saying, "there is GOOD "gaman" and there is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE "gaman"; there is GOOD "ganbaru" and there is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE "ganbaru"..... ;-)
posted on 04/13/2011 7:27:05 PM PDT
(It's weird to see LIBERAL CNN turn hardcore CONSERVATIVE pro-nuke power folks into anti-nuke freaks)
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