13 Mar '11, 2pm

Lyn Chan blogs about the quiet resilience of the Japanese in the face of natural disasters.

Lyn Chan on the quiet resilience of the Japanese in the face of natural disasters I love Tokyo. It's a pilgrimage I look forward to every year. I love the city for its culture, its food, its cleanliness, its organisation, its sense of aesthetics... the list doesn't stop. I also like how the Japanese are so polite. Some may argue that as a tourist visiting the country for spurts of time, I do not experience the bleaker side of life that is inevitable in every society. Perhaps so, but I still rate the courtesy extended to me more constant than say, in Singapore or France. My cousin F tells me that the courteous aspect of the Japanese is part of their restrained nature. It is this very facet which he hopes to dispel in his kids. F, married to a Japanese and has two extremely adorable daughters, aged 5 and 3 years, has lived in Tokyo for about seven years. He dislikes how the ...

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