Terribly sorry to have left the blogging community uninformed about the recent events in the international scene, unfortunately have been working quite hard and writing some of the old political essays!
In other news though.... Japan again
Now the worlds largest recipent of gross foreign aid, from previously the 5th largest gross donor!
Such a downward spiral seems unfortunate but is it all a part of the downward economic spiral and continued stagnation? At one time a major rival of the US, it seems that China, still a poor country by per capita standards gets more press attention and fear nowadays. Japan shouldnt be forgotten however as one of the worlds top three economies and a major exporter and importer (of Australian goods anyway =)). I had always thought that we were a primary exporter of beef to Japan, but did you know we have a bi-lateral trade agreement with Chile which concerns beef and red wine among other things?
Anyway going a bit off topic here, but i'll be sure to keep the blog updated regularly from now on!