This was a really sad event that took place in Japan; killed more than 10,000 people, and still counting if I'm not mistaken. Very sad indeed.
What impressed me though is how they maintained their composure. It appears that they are so used to hardship that they did not panic. Not to downplay the disaster that took place in New Orleans. But compared to Japan, we Americans who have grown a bit soft, could learn a great deal.
I started watching the video from the link you posted; I'll offer more opinions when I'm finished.
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