rule out neither malice nor stupidity.
"Well, this has certainly separated the residents from the tourists." - @sublight
"Even in France nobody likes the French" - @Rob A
How about comments from native Japanese who have fled Tokyo?
Good point, and I know several. Nothing against people leaving, but I have something against panic. Also not vouching for the fairness of the quotations, just the humour: people leaving Tokyo are not hurt like those from the north.