An electric outage hadn’t happened for three days.
The effort of saving on electricity seemed to make a difference because electric production was actually decreased.
A campaign to save electricity had been exercised even before the earthquake.
We noticed that the campaign was useless.
We rely on nuclear power for about thirty percent of the electricity consumption in Japan.
I think that we will be able to save the same amount of electricity if we are prepared make all kinds of efforts.
So far we were living in the lap of luxury about not only electricity but also food, goods and the other things.
According to this article “The Japanese Could Teach Us a Thing or Two” / New York Times ( My blog’s good reader “Fer” shared me this article.)
Japanese are respected as “perseverance (gaman)” , “polite” and the other.
In addition, I think we had better change our way of living with “pleasure”.
For example we changed our way of living a little. We enjoy the change.
・My wife divided a box of tissues into two halves for saving. It’s cute.
・We go to bed early and get up early. It is good for our health.
・We bike to our daughter’s school instead of driving our car. It is good for our health.
・We are listening to radio instead of watching TV as much as possible. TV programs are often harmful.
・We bathe in the bathtub around the same time.
・We shere cars as much as possible.This is like a picnic.
I noticed that these ways of living looked like an old way of living.
So “let’s step back in time”. 🙂