Four Days After Disaster-Japan’s Spirit of Resilience Shows

Many survivors of last Friday's earthquake and tsunami are pitching in to help themselves and others with the same spirit of resilience and resignation that has lifted Japan out of previous crises. Four days after the disaster, they are searching for missing loved ones, cleaning up streets and waiting patiently for gasoline with hardly a complaint. Japan has a long history of disasters from a 1923 earthquake that killed 142,800 in the Tokyo region to its doomed entry into World War II. The Japanese have rebuilt their country each time with a usually quiet and uncomplaining resolve. Now the country's spirit is again being tested by what its prime minister has called its most severe crisis since the end of World War II. Stay with 9&10 News for the latest from Japan. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)