Why Is There No Looting in Japan?

Respect for property even in the middle of disaster (Photo: EPA)

(Telegraph) Why is there no looting in Japan?

The landscape of parts of Japan looks like the aftermath of World War Two (…)

There was looting in Chile after the earthquake last year – so much so that troops were sent in; in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina saw looting on a shocking scale.

Why do some cultures react to disaster by reverting to everyone for himself, but others – especially the Japanese – display altruism even in adversity?

(See the original blog post here)

1 Comment

  • March 16, 2011

    TM

    Collectivist culture?

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