After Japan was hit with a severe magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami, many of its people experienced a shortage of food and drinking water, but there is no panic or looting going on. In most places gas and water have been turned off along with electricity, yet there is no widespread panic or crime in the streets or shops. This is in contrast to disasters in other parts of the world that often lead to a period of crime and looting that keep local bail bondsman busy until life returns to normal.
Granted, shops are operating somewhat differently. Customers must wait outside the shops to purchase things to avoid people hoarding food and water, so that these basic necessities may be distributed evenly among people in need.
There are long lines, but no panic or looting. There are shops with every window broken, even the front doors, but nobody enters and nothing has been looted.
Contrast that with the riots and chaos in Port Au Prince after the Haitian Earthquake, or the panic in the streets of New Orleans after Katrina, where
looting and rioting kept the local bail bondsmen busy for a long while after wards.
A bail bondsman would probably starve in Japan, where the people have respect for the law instilled in them. Their collective national identity
places more importance on society as a whole than on individual freedoms.