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In praise of Japanese

Like many I have been impressed by the stoicism and community spirit displayed by the Japanese people in the face of the current terrible disaster. I liked this post by Nicholas Kristof which sums up things well. Japan has an imperfect political system and there persists some xenophobia but there is an impressive social cohesiveness […]

Earthquake in Japan

A fearful event Friday that makes us all aware of our ultimate vulnerability to – and dependence on – the forces of nature.

Update: As of Saturday evening at least 1300 dead and a possible meltdown at a nuclear power station. Tens of thousands are missing.

Update: by Tuesday the full geographical and human extent […]