It is worrisome that Japan, the country which was so well prepared for earthquake events is struggling so much...imagine what would happen to other areas of the world which are much less prepared for tragedy like this...Kris
Regardless of how advance human technologies are, we can't fight natural disaster. We can at most do our best to prepare for the worse. From all the news I read, Japanese has done a great job. They still need a lot of helps in terms of food and need time to recover. I salute to anyone and any country who are offering helps to Japan.
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