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    Posted July 30, 2011 by
    AllanCook
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    Tokyo, Japan
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake

    AllanCook and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Earthquake strikes Japan
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    The streets were filled with eager shoppers, avid anime lovers and a throng of foreigners eager to search out the soul of modern Japan in Tokyo’s Akihabara district today. And a new interactive game; Tera, took centre stage with its vivid imagery and amazing action packed graphical video.

    Without a doubt, Tokyo at least, the hub of Japans economy is back on track, highlighted by recent economic figures that show Japan back out of the red. Even Japans attitude seems to have strengthened since the dark day’s immediately after the triple, earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown disaster! In response to concerns that Tokyo might not have enough energy to power their homes, the Japanese people seem less pessimistic and usually stress matter-of-factly that Tokyo will not have any more blackouts during the hot summer.

    Clearly the 3/11 disaster has had huge effects on Japan, but as the disaster moves further into the past, undoubtedly a newfound optimism and confidence seems to be prevailing here in Tokyo. Where once concerns over the state of Japans economy would lead to the depressing conclusion that Japan just might be doomed to quickly lose its economic power, now their seems to be much less concern and talk about the economy! In contrast, after such a terrible tragedy it seems Japan may well have realised that there are much more important things in life than Japans economy. Ultimately the Japan that was once the workhorse of the world, the nation of robots almost programmed to work long hours tireless for the prosperity of the nation with little concern for their own lives and problems, may just well have realised the importance of themselves and the individual lives of their fellow Japanese! So Japan may even be reborn anew and afresh even better than it was before the quake, more capable to meet the new economic challenge that the globalization is bringing to the old world powers. As a result, Japan just might have found a new attitude and feeling that might just propel them to new heights!

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