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Posted in: Defense ministry seeks record Y5.168 tril budget to develop anti-ship missiles See in context

With boring regularity, the usual stuff from Mr Abe continues. He has declared that there must be more women in the work force. But, the promise of more day-care facilities for children of female workers has not materialized. Meanwhile, the government continues to panic over the question of birth rates. FAIL! But there is hugely enough money being forced into the national deficit for upgrades to anti-shiping missiles, which if they are ever used may cause WW III. The current leadership is intent on shooting the nation’s feet instead of enabling it to run with its talent and energy. The reasons are wickedly obvious, and they can be clearly explained. But, that is another topic.

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Posted in: How France sank Japan's $40 bil Australian submarine dream See in context

I think the word "dithering" as stated in the article — otherwise known as "tooth-sucking" among other terms commensurate with non-communication — says everything that needs to be known about the failure to secure the contract.

The higher echelons of economic diplomacy may inquire into the cause of their failure all they want — as the report indicates. But, in the end, 'dithering' may be all they need to learn about in order to understand how their failure occurred. Dithering — or Byzantine obscuration — is a national passion that is past its stale date.

Personally speaking, I'd rather see the genius of the Japanese national collective put towards more useful and beneficial purposes such as the preservation and welfare of the environment and and its living creatures. Japan has an astonishing amount of talent and knowledge to offer in this area. This will have increasing interest and value in this crucial period of the world's history. Better than the nation committing itself to the creation of yet more weapons on the planet. But ... what might we expect of the favourite grandson of the minister of munitions for the Empire of Japan during the 1940's after his return from helping to brutalize a part of Northern Asia?

If any reader does not know about what I refer to, let she/he look it up. The web is heaving with history and insights as to who this political dinosaur really is. And he is not alone, as we can clearly see in the antics of the current circus in the USA.

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