I admire the way the Japanese are handling the situation they are enduring. They continue to be respectful, stoic, and calm. I do not believe that Canadians would be acting in the same controlled manner. In terms of emotional intelligence I think the japanese are far more advanced than North Americans. look at the things that get attention and press in our country - we blow things up into huge issues that in the grand scheme of things are just not that important.
Count the blessings you have rather than cry about the things you don’t have.