Dear Jacob Margolies and Yuji Yoshikata,
Yesterday the two of
you discussed with our class the current situations in Japan. It was
very interesting, our students being able to interact and you providing
us information. We appreciate the time you spent with us, both of you
I'm sure are constantly busy doing things, and time is very hard to
manage. I would like to bring up some things told to us in the class,
one statement was:
"... People are very into helping others in disasters..."
Hearing this quote just made me realize that it is very true, when a
problem occurs, countries do come to their aide. I feel that this
shouldn't be the only time a country should be a help to others. This
statement really made me think about relationships between countries. I
am not fully aware of what goes in between countries, but I feel that
perhaps there should be more of a less tense relationship between them.
This is off topic, but I was thinking about it during the discussion.
Another quote that stuck out to me from our discussion was, and I am not sure who said it,
"... Japan relies on nuclear power plants..."
This may not have been in the same exact words, but I feel that
since Japan is such an advanced country in technology, they would be
hurt a lot, because these natural disasters slow the pace of Japan when
their sources are destroyed. The nuclear reactors are dangerous, but it
is very crucial, I wonder if there are other ways to produce energy,
without something so dangerous. It would probably be near impossible,
but I am curious about it.
Another quote that surprised me was something Jacob Margolies
said. This surprised me because I really thought people would take
advantages of situations like this and try looting and taking things
dishonestly. It really shows how people really are during problems that
"People talk about looting... That doesn't really happen."
I really thought there would be dishonest people who would just steal
and loot during a disaster. People will evacuate stores and such,
leaving supplies anyone can take. I find it surprising that they don't
really do that. It actually makes me feel that people out there aren't
that selfish. Or is it because they are too scared to even think about
looting? It is an interesting topic to think about.
Thank you for spending time with our class discussing with us
what is going on in Japan, it was very informative and interesting. I
had a lot to think about because of our meeting, and I appreciate it.