by Pa RockA co-worker drove me through much of the local community surrounding Kadena Air Force Base today as part of the orientation process. At one point I commented that I hadn't seen a Wal-Mart. She informed me that there are none on the entire island - and only one on mainland Japan. That one on the mainland, she stated, is much cleaner than the Wal-Marts in America.
A land with no Wal-Marts - and people seem to function just fine!
I guess that if the Okinawans and the Japanese feel the need for cheap Chinese junk, they prefer to go straight to the source and cut out the Bentonville middle-man!