Japanese Reaction — Stoic?? Media, Develop a Global Mindset

Throughout coverage of the current disaster in Japan, an overwhelming number of Western-based news media have characterized the Japanese reaction as “stoic.” But is stoic a fair and accurate way to characterize the current mood in Japan? Stoic (adj) is defined as unaffected; indifferent; restrained. Does this apply? Unaffected: No Indifferent: No Restrained: Perhaps…but that doesn’t sufficiently convey … More Japanese Reaction — Stoic?? Media, Develop a Global Mindset