- Japanese Americans respond to the disaster in Japan with words of faith.
- Those who have voiced their support include everyone from cultural ambassadors to Cherry Blossom participants.
- The recovery effort in Japan was at the heart of the annual dinner held by the Reno chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.
- Chicago’s Japanese American Service Committee raised money from classical Japanese dance and baked goods for the victims in Sendai.
- Elementary and secondary schools in Canada offered their support . . . with the help of a flash mob.
- Even Japanese transplants in Europe have banded together to help their families through the raffling of an autographed Manchester United soccer jersey and other memorabilia.
- NPR, likewise, points out that trauma has served as the impetus for some of the country’s greatest literary works. Japanese literature scholar Donald Keene gives some examples of that tradition here.