Sunday, March 01, 2009

In The Crunch

It's not only my current home that's suffering from the global economic crisis. Things are looking increasingly grim in Japan too: exports down 46%, the trade deficit up to almost £7 billion, a premier who, by comparison, makes Gordon Brown seem popular and charismatic, and a finance minister forced to resign after turning up drunk to a G7 news conference.

"I suppose his archole depending custom comes from his own tragedy," wrote a Japanese friend from Kyoto. "We Japanese know well that his great father killed oneself 20 years ago".

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