The Japanese slogan gaman is another helpful term picked up from Japanesetest4you. I lived in Japan and spoke a little Japanese. Everyday survival in Japan was an endurance test. It will be interesting to see Japan thrive in a post-Covid world. Fewer than ten thousand people have succumbed to the virus in a population just less than one-third of the U.S.

America is a place where people talk tough. The Japanese are tough as nails, and they don’t brag about it. I’m bullish on Japan.