My Response: The Japanese can recover very quickly because they have a serious desire to work together, above themselves, in connection. Community, society, the dependence on it, and the value of the opinion of society are for them in first place.
This comes from those ancient duties that a person had back in his ancestral clans. We see all their sacrifices that they are ready to make in the name of something common, in the name of the word of honor.
There is no such thing in the West. In the West, taking, cheating, snatching, selling, even one’s own father and mother, are all acceptable things.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Branch of Sakura” 5/15/11