My first “Friday Find” is more on the serious side rather than the entertaining side, but that doesn’t make it any less worthwhile. The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, was a devastating blow to the country, and a lot of tragic stories came out as a result. But there have also been some rather inspiring stories, too.
I saw this story on Facebook the other day. Supposedly, this man — Hideaki Akaiwa — braved the cold, powerful waters of the tsunami in order to rescue his wife and mother. How does someone even manage something like that?
Then there’s also the fact that there have been no reports of mass-looting in Japan. Have things been stolen in the wake of the disaster? Possibly. But not on a mass scale. The Japanese people, overall, seem to consider looting as dishonorable. Imagine that.
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And, of course, there are all those in the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, working to prevent meltdown. It’s pretty scary stuff, even for those of us living clear across the ocean. Imagine how much courage it must take to actually be there.
A lot of truly amazing stories have come out of Japan, and it’s a shame that more of them don’t get more coverage. Have you heard any other amazing stories coming out of Japan? If so, I’d love to hear about them. Let me know about ’em by dropping me a comment.
In the meantime, please also continue to keep Japan in your thoughts and prayers.