ombs that laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they rallied and rebuilt and became an economic superpower.
Surviving and progressing is endemic/ingrained in them. They have already started, with the infusion of over $220 billion. They will also receive help in all forms from the wider world, because failure is not an option.
The rebuilding will be long and hard, but we are dealing with a people that are very literate, hardworking and culturally strong.
They were prepared for the earthquake, but the tsunami was the killer. The nuclear problem will also send a message to the rest of the world that there are great risks involved in the building and use of nuclear power. Lessons can be learnt and the best minds will be put to work to make improvements....there will not be total safety, but as was the case after Three Mile Island ans Chernobyl better and more protected plants can be built. Older plants will have to be closed or refurbished, but there is no going back. Too many countries.... USA (20%), Germany, France among them, are too heavily reliant on them for their energy.