EDITORIAL / Excessive self-restraint may hinder recovery
It will soon be one month since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the nation on March 11. The prevailing atmosphere in Japan is one of serious and somber jishuku (self-restraint).
Various artistic activities, sports events and even traditional festivals have been canceled or postponed.
A great many people died in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. An even larger number are still missing, and many people are being forced to endure difficult living conditions at evacuation facilities.
In the Tokyo metropolitan area, there is a serious power shortage due to the …