Lea, I have always respected Japan for it's striving for self-suffiency as well. That book sounds fascinating. Right now I am bound and determined to pass the highest level Japanese proficiency test so I am trying to read as much Japanese as possible, but I will keep it in the loop.

Yes Nuke, you do have something there. I really doubt they are all out forever, but at least we all agree on something and are taking it slow.
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