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After such a disaster, Why is there no looting in Japan?

After Katrina, there was plenty.

This is quite unusual among human cultures, and it’s unlikely it would be the case in Britain. During the 2007 floods in the West Country abandoned cars were broken into and free packs of bottled water were stolen. 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.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100079703/why-is-there-no-looting-in-japan/

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (74)
  • There isn't nearly as much poverty in Japan.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:42 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Is there really anything left to loot?
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 8:42 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Really? Japan Tries to Face Up to Growing Poverty Problem
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/world/asia/22poverty.html
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:44 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • The Labor Ministry‚Äôs disclosure in October that almost one in six Japanese, or 20 million people, lived in poverty in 2007 stunned the nation and ignited a debate over possible remedies that has raged ever since.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:45 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • There was looting in Haiti
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:48 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Haiti earthquake: looting and gun-fights break out
    What was left to loot in haiti?
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/haiti/7005554/Haiti-earthquake-looting-and-gun-fights-break-out.html
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:49 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Maybe they are just honest people and trying to help each other out.
    aheuszel

    Answer by aheuszel at 8:51 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • they are far more classy imo, worried about each other and not being greedy assholes
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 8:51 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Really? Japan Tries to Face Up to Growing Poverty Problem http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/world/asia/22poverty.html


    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) 6 minutes ago


    Bad guess.


    It must be because the Japanesse are better people than the rest of us.

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:52 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Less greed and selfishness.... More class....
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:52 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

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