Citizen of the Week
Even though it's in Japanese DNA to work for the good of the community, those workers who elected to stay behind in Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants to prevent a larger disaster deserve special recognition.
These workers consciously lay down their lives for others every hour as radiation readings top the yearly limit for human beings by many times per day. CNN reports the company's managing director, Akio Komiri, broke down in tears after leaving a news conference in Fukushima where radiation exposure levels were discussed.
Using your life to make sure others can have theirs is what we believe to be an especially high calling.