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methinks Japan is fucked. are there other views?

Not from me.  Japan, as a people and a nation, is destroyed.  It will take a while to play out, but their fate is sealed.  

methinks the damage might have wider effects than Japan.  
The end of western Pacific fishing is an obvious concern.  From there, the spreading destruction of fisheries throughout the world.  More immediately, Japan's industrial system will enter decline/collapse, and the supply of key high-tech components for the world economy will be disrupted.  Globalization is already coming apart, and Japan is now accelerating the process.  

The Fates are kind.
by Gaianne on Sat Jun 11th, 2011 at 08:43:23 AM EST
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