Race was a major factor in the London riots. Not because they were Black or even White. But because they were not Asian. In many countries where both Blacks and Whites live where these is a disaster society collapses and people descend into the hell hole of rioting, looting, and general unpleasantness.
However in Japan, when disaster strikes society keep going. This is highlighted by the recent news that ¥2.3billion in cash was handed back to owners during the clear up after the Japanese Tsunami. This money was found in safes, wallets and also included gold bars and antiques. One safe had the equivalent of nearly £600K in it.
It’s worth bearing in mind that in Japan a lot of people keep cash in their homes rather than in a bank, especially in coastal areas where the fishing industry is mainly cash based.
The montage shown also highlights another difference between the two societies.
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