On Monday, TiVo shares would drop 11 cents to $9.36. Vonage shares would drop 13 cents to $4.56. Apparently, my government does not like it whenever I suggest that Japan should transform itself. Nevertheless, I must say, “Japan, please transform yourself. Please tell the world the truth.”"Throughout their history, the Japanese have responded to domestic and international conditions with pragmatic and sometimes far-reaching policies. They have transformed their society numerous times and often moved far beyond the hesitant policies of neighbors large and small. While history provides no assurance of a similar response to the changes sweeping Japan today, it is difficult to conceive of a global future in which Japan fails to play an important (if not dominant) role or to predict a domestic future in which its political and economic systems continue to fail to answer the needs and desires of the Japanese people."- Michael Auslin
It is the biggest disappointment of my life that the current generation of Japanese people have failed to live up to this quote.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I posted the following on Blogging for a New World Order.