It is sad about what happened in Japan. I would like to know why the Japaneses car companies are not helping Japan because Japan has bailed out companies that were failing.

It is sad about what happened in Japan. I would like to know why the Japaneses car companies are not helping Japan because Japan has bailed out companies that were failing. Why do we send out foreign aid like Egypt — a billion-and-a-half — and who knows how much to other countries and borrow money from China? We can’t buy anything here; it’s all made in China. Our production should make them print things larger so you can see where they are made.


— Doug Owens, Wayland


Editor’s note According to the companies’ websites, the big three Japanese car manufacturers, Nissan, Toyota and Honda, together announced ¥1 billion ($12.3 million) in funding for relief efforts after the March 11 earthquake and subsequent devastation.