Uh huh. Until Japan has nukes, Japan will suck up to us. We provide their only deterrence to a nuke attack. After they're in the club, what do you think will happen? Back to self-reliance. This article mentions the Emperor, a war criminal, was allowed to remain. What it doesn't mention is that myriad others that certainly would qualify were allowed to not only remain, but continue to run huge businesses and political groups. And that group is only now loosening its reins on power. I am less than eager to jump up and down with excitement over Japan going nuclear OR rearming.
Y'all be happy about another Rising Sun. I'll maintain my cynicism about their one-party system's peaceful aims.
Oh, right, there are multiple parties in Japan. It's a democracy. RIIIIIIGHT.
posted on 10/25/2003 5:36:02 AM PDT
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I don't disagree with you, but I'm more worried about the weapons of media destruction. A lot of it is inaccessible to westerners, but it filters out in odd ways.
posted on 10/25/2003 6:29:37 AM PDT
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