“Diversity” is a source of conflict and tension, not strength, and the Japanese know it. Thanks to very restrictive immigration, Japan is one of the most homogeneous nations on earth. Its people know that the country belongs to all of them, and they treat it and each other that way. If Japan had let in just a few of the Iraqis and Pakistanis who would love to come, there would not be as many admiring accounts of post-earthquake endurance and self-control.
Let us not forget that even the well-behaved Japanese can run amok in the face of diversity. After the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 killed more than 100,000 people, rumors spread that resident Koreans were looting and setting fires. The Japanese considered the Koreans expendable colonial rabble, and murdered an estimated 6,000.
Likewise, during the Second World War, Japanese brutalized prisoners and enemy civilians. Much as nationalists have tried to downplay it, the Japanese government now concedes that Imperial troops massacred thousands of people and looted indiscriminately during what is known as the “Rape of Nanking”.
But what brought out the murderous worst in the Japanese was confrontation, in times of war or crisis, with aliens
. In the case of prisoners or conquered civilians, they were what the Japanese considered inferior aliens. Today`s earthquake survivors are exclusively among their own people. And they treat each other with courtesy and respect.
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