Even five days after the Tsunami in Japan, I still cannot stop crying. The victims in North are very simple and good people, and most of them are farmers and fishermen. I am deeply moved by those humble people who have been so appreciative for what they have left right now. No one is complaining. It is just too amazing to me. I love my country, and I am so proud to be Japanese.
Bushido emphasizes justice, loyalty, honor, bravery, obedience, duty, respect and self-sacrifice. Buddhism taught us compassion and love for others. Also, there is a sense of “avoiding shame”: you would not want to do anything that could bring shame to your name, face and your family. These elements are deeply rooted in our culture. Therefore, during such a disastrous time people behave politely and compassionately to each other.