Sems that a lot of commentators in the Western media are really surprised that Japanese people aren't looting in the northern areas affected by the disaster. I've also heard many people say that they are very surprised at how orderly things are in areas suffering from food and water shortages. People wait in line for relief without fights or other conflict.
I'm not surprised. Here's my two cents about the situation in the form of a video blog on my "jlandkev" You Tube channel: