Thats a good point, but only for someone that is not paying attention to all factors. The money didn't went to the Japanese people, BUT, what about the carry trades?
Oh yes, The money didn't flow around Japan, but it didn't stoped there. The world took it as a loan and now Japan is the biggest creditor in the world, creating as you know Stock Market and Currency bubbles in many countries.
So, sits there? Right..