Japan's massive earthquake has little effect on culture's impeccable manners

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
March 13, 2011
Source: chicagotribune.com

One injured woman pinned under furniture apologizes for causing trouble in just one example of the nation's trait of exhibiting concern for others even in the worst of circumstances.
Reporting from Tokyo -- She was elderly and alone, injured and in pain. When the massive earthquake struck, a heavy bookshelf toppled onto Hiroko Yamashita, pinning her down and shattering her ankle.
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