The multiple disasters in Japan will affect the entire planet. Business will be seriously disrupted and God’s mercy on us all if the radiation gets bad and spreads.
Their government has been behind the curve the entire time, trying to put on a happy face when it was clear that things were continuing to worsen. True, no government has ever faced a monster triple whammy like this but still, they have repeatedly been less than forthcoming. And that adds to the panic rather than lessening it.
Governments need to treat their populace like adults.