Japanese, Waiting in Line for Hours, Follow Social Order After Quake

Overnight and into the grey, chilly morning, long lines formed outside small convenience stores and supermarkets throughout the tsunami-ravaged city of Sendai. At one, Daiei, the orderly lines had begun 12 hours before the shop opened and stretched for blocks. "I came to get baby food for my 2-week-old nephew," said Maki Habachi, 23, who had been patiently standing for four hours and still had an eight-hour wait to go. "My sister only has one day's food left." Without fuel for her car, she...Full Story
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