Quake Makes Japan a Temporary Third Wor…

The people of Tokyo, the world's largest and in many ways richest city, are learning how the other half lives, that half of the developing world that is used to brownouts and blackout power shortages, a kind of Baghdad without bombs or bullets. Unlike the tsunami-devastated northeast coast of Japan, there is no real hardship here but there are many little accommodations to what might be called a post-3/11 (the devastating earthquake hit on March 11) world. After all, Tokyo is like a giant, superbly calibrated machine that runs on electricity.

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