The Japanese people are demonstrating a true allegiance to social order and calm as they search for loved ones or wait in lines for basic necessities.
There is not a hint of looting or violence, even as residents must wait in line for 12 hours to buy food. Everyone remains calm and polite, earning the admiration of the world.
“Supermarkets are cutting prices and vending machine owners giving out free drinks as people work together to survive,” remarked a writer in the Telegraph, as he wondered why we saw looting in disasters past, but not in Japan.
There were also reports of citizens voluntarily turning their lights and appliances off, so as to save energy for the rest of the population.
(WATCH the video below, or read the report by ABC’s Diane Sawyer)