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Kenneth Oye, Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems Design, comments on the chain of events occurring in Japan and his view of the reaction of the Japanese people and government. He credited the strict Japanese building code with helping Tokyo survive the earthquake. Oye also praised the calmness of the Japanese people during the disaster and their sense of duty to help others in need, but said their response contrasted with the Japanese government’s disorder in handling the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power plant. Professor Oye was in Japan last week when the disasters occurred.
Kenneth Oye, Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems Design, comments on the chain of events occurring in Japan and his view of the reaction of the Japanese people and government. He credited the strict Japanese building code with helping Tokyo survive the earthquake. Oye also praised the calmness of the Japanese people during the disaster and their sense of duty to help others in need, but said their response contrasted with the Japanese government’s disorder in handling the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power plant. Professor Oye was in Japan last week when the disasters occurred.