Upon this rock, Japan will recover

The bravery and sacrifice of Japan’s responders deserves special notice.

Japan’s 127 million people reside on a rocky archipelago roughly the size of California. In this inhospitable environment vulnerable to seismic calamity, they have built one of the world’s most prosperous and innovative societies. We rarely think about that accomplishment, in part because Japan is such a tough economic competitor. In its way, this only underscores the scope of the accomplishment.

Japan is suffering now from the combined effects of tsunami, earthquake, and multiple nuclear disasters. It will recover and thrive, because the real rock on which the country was built is the ingenuity and grit of the Japanese people.

We see evidence of that in the incredible bravery of the nuclear technicians and firefighters working desperately to contain the disaster, Continue reading “Upon this rock, Japan will recover”