What's the difference between the thousands of Japanese Kamikaze pilots of WWII and today's Islamist suicide bombers? The Kamikazes (the "Divine Wind") were awarded the Shinto equivalent of keys to heaven. The mind bending brutality of Nan King. What about hari kari? What kind of societal mindset requires one to eviscerate one's self for purposes of honor? And for all of that, Japan is considered civilized. Eric, any ideas?