What Aid Makes Sense for Japan?
Takashi Ozaki/Shiyo, via Associated Press
Japan is the third-largest economy in the world. No country is more technologically advanced, and its people are highly educated and skilled. It was as prepared as any nation could have been for a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
But dealing with the human loss, the widespread devastation and the nuclear plant crisis is overwhelming. International assistance of some sort is necessary.
What kind of help does Japan need, and what aid would be counterproductive? What can the United States and the rest of the world do to help the country recover?Read the Discussion »