“Gaman” in Japanese means “to endure with dignity & fortitude”
I believe the Japanese have demonstrated Gaman over and over during this complete catastrophe. These poor people have been hit in every dimension. First the 9.0 earthquake, then the Tsunami and now radioactive materials are leaking. They have lost everything and now freezing because there is no electricity or anything to keep them warm. Many have gone without food and water. How much more endurance with dignity can a people take? I honor them and my heart goes out to their plight and flight for survival.
“Kimi-Ga-Yo” (君が代?) Japan’s National Anthem