The land of backward comics, Harijuku Girls, and cool robots - Japan is HOT! Instead of scary missiles and secret police - Japan built a fun, rich democratic tech saavy, tolerant, egalitarian society with a free, uncensored press, transparent, periodic elections, and independent judiciary that hasn't bothered anyone in over six decades A literacy rate of over 99%, Nippon is a wonderful example of the human spirit unbound.
The Great Satan nurtured, protected and traded with Japan as she forsook Bushido, Shinto and aggressive semi totalitarian style military rule. Hooking up with constitutional pacifism after the Great Satan's very first nuclear regime change, she rehabed from a horrible war and begat global economic power.
A true ally, her petite de luxe Navy protected and provided logistic and support ops in the India Ocean since 911. Hitting her up for Peace Keeping duties brings drama. Japan's skirt flirt with pacificism (like the old 10th grade adage - it's Ok to dress like a hootchie, and act like a hootchie - just don't be a hootchie) finally flopped as constituents and polls change political power - the very def of an enlightened society.
Continuing Japan's enlisted support is more like a ho than a hootchie. Ichiro Ozawa, opposition party legislature explains
"We need to have principles, which means that unless it's part of UN operations,
it would not be possible."
Totally Legit, she's the second largest contributor to the UN - Japan could be up for a seat on the new improved Security Council. The Great Satan's Ex UN guy John Bolton points out plenty of reasons why, concluding:
"From a purely Platonic perspective, debate on UN government can last
Another ally enhances America's clout. NATO courted Japan.
Japan's 'geeky' new Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba reveals his charge:
"It's to maintain the logistic mission of the Maritime Defense Force in
the Indian Ocean."
This is significant. The Land of the Rising Sun is in a rough hood, Japan is very close to nuke power veto powers like Russia and China. Six Scuds and a Dud Day last year by a wicked absolute despotic oathbreaker in nuclear NoKo also tests constitutional pacifism and UN legitimacy.
Mitsubishi makes more than super sweet shorty sporties - rec'ving a government contract by the Japan Defense Force to launch R&D to create a stealth air superiority fighter.
Nihon Koku Jieitai, Air Defense Force Ministry spokescat says the FX 1 project (named 'Shin Shin' or Spirit) reveals
"Preliminary TRDI (Japan Defence Agency's Technology Research and Development Institute) design proposal for FI-X showed twin-engined configuration with
canards, low aspect ratio tapered wings, twin fins and rudders and
thrust-vectoring exhaust nozzles. Construction of up to four prototypes
originally expected to begin in FY99 and to include co-cured composites,
radar-absorbent materials and digital fly-by-light and engine control systems.
Wing span and length provisionally 9.15 m (30 ft) and 13.40 m (44 ft)
respectively. Avionics to include conformal radar and IR seeker. First XF-7
engine was delivered for static testing in June 1998, but FI-X programme has
been stretched, and TD-X demonstrator not now expected to fly until 2007."
Avionic experts in the Great Satan are semi concerned - though Japan guards her secrets well - stealth tech may fall in despotic, terrorist feeding hands in the not too distant future. Since the Great Satan keeps her secrets close to heart, Japan has so far not been granted priviledge to purchase the F22 Raptor - now online with the USAF.
Defense officials hope to have a test flight of the prototype, unofficially nicknamed "Shinshin" or spirit, by the end of March 2014.
Japan has got the bling to bling it on - best guesstimates are around $419.8 million
Looking a lot like an F22 - Shin Shin got game -sleek, sexyful and stealthy. Just like Gwen Stefani's hip homage to the Japanese fashion scene in her dance hit "Harijuku Girls"