...or are delighted to have caused it.
(The Saturday night stall again)
Or maybe they are extraordinary people?
or are just used to their office being that way.
or are just waiting for the moment to say, "I told you so."
Might not have actually noticed the chaos...
Might just be naturally calm people.
...may have chaos inside, but fear that revealing it to others might make the external chaos worse.
Yep the last one applies here now. Japanese are very scared inside, but look placid on the outside. Though the many masks we're seeing are probably helping them hide the feelings.
But would it be stereotypical to say that Japanese people as a rule appear fairly unstressed and self-contained anyway, even in the absence of an earthquake disaster? (Sorry for taking this off track...but I'm genuinely curious...)