I recently read this on facebook and it changed my perspective:
"If you really want to help, "Buy Japanese." With this sudden rejection of Japanese products, this economic sucker punch will leave us reeling. If you want to send us your best good will, don't fold paper cranes, don't sign cards, or write lovely tearful tributes, give us energy to bounce back, support the "Buy Japanese" idea, and help prevent this preventable, man made economic disaster."
The entire post is here, and it is well worth the read.