Perspective: An editorial on Japan comments by general manager Donita Todd

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Quite a few of you responded to my editorial about how Japanese victims conducted themselves after the natural disasters in their country. Let me share some excerpts from those comments:

Bill Ferguson from Camden wrote:

I agree with your commentary this evening about the courage the Japanese have shown in the wake of such catastrophic events. The Japanese culture seems to focus internally while the U.S. culture seems to focus on external/governmental entities to solve its problems in the wake of disasters.

Another viewer wrote:

Regarding your commercial comparing the devastation in Japan to Katrina. Did Japan wait 3 to 5 days before helping its citizens? Apparently they learned something by watching our government ignore its citizens leaving them no choice but to loot for water and food.

And finally:

I applaud WIS-TV General Manager on her perspective on how the people of Japan responded to the natural disaster they sustained in March. She stated clearly what many of us have felt. Their example should be a blue print for our population for future events.

As always, I welcome and encourage the sharing of your perspective.

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