As Japan still suffers from the aftershocks – literal and indirect – of the massive Tohoku earthquake of March 11, and even as I’d rather not talk much about it out of reverence for all those affected, there are some noteworthy inter-cultural dynamics playing out in the reaction to it…

It’s been particularly interesting as I’m standing at an intersection of a long-standing interest in Japan, insight into the e-mail list of German lecturers in Japan, a view of German and American media, and the view from China.

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