I know they are a first world country, but since the 1950’s Japan has been a country that has been four-square behind American foreign policy efforts. It is a democratic country, and perhaps our staunchest in the region, aside from Australia. Yet, I hear of nothing that we are doing. We are standing by. When the tsunami hit Indonesia, we had former presidents leading a relief effort. Why not for Japan? I think our character as a nation is not just when we help the poorest nations with disasters but also those who have been close allies.
Why doesn’t President Obama spend a little more time on helping a strategic ally instead of filling out his NCAA bracket? Just a thought.