Japan puts us all in an interesting situation, even if you don't live in Japan. While everyone is focused on the nuclear accident, the true global forces at work here are economic. Once the nuclear situation is stabilized, and it will be eventually though the damage in the interim may be horrific, Japan is going to have to rebuild. And depending on the extent of that rebuilding, the entire world may undergo a seismic shift in trade patterns.
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