posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 05:15 AM
If I was involved in congress or the executive administration, I would seriously consider this.
-The Japanese themselves, and Tepco have admitted that if reactor 4 progresses any further, most of the country may be rendered uninhabitable.
-Tokyo (25% of the Japanese population) is known to be among those regions rendered potentially uninhabitable, along with several other major
-Russia has offered the Japanese shelter (Read: Putin wants productive citizens)
-The Japanese people have one of the lowest incarceration rates, and exceptionally low violent crime rates. They are VERY WELL BEHAVED.
-The Japanese are among the very best educated in the entire industrial world
-The Japanese as a whole decline in population over time, so they do not add to uncontrollable population expansion.
-After the US, the Japanese are the most productive citizens, roughly equivalent to the Germans.
-The Japanese produce mountains of art and music if left to their own devices
What follows is obvious. If the US was smart, it would set aside parts of the Dakotas, Montana, Washington State, and Oregon, which contain vast
tracts of empty land, and gift them to the Japanese for them to build new cities, in exchange for the integration of the Japanese people into the US.
These areas contain environments among them quite similar to Japan, especially on the West coast. The Japanese have shown they can build cities from
literally nothing in a decade, after god-knows how many earthquakes and tsunamis have decimated them year in and year out. The Japanese would be happy
to learn to speak Engrish without even being asked. There is enough food in the US to feed a very large chunk of the world, if it is used properly, so
another 130 million can easily be supported. Unemployment would not be an issue either, because the Japanese would make jobs merely by virtue of their
skills and existing institutions, which would simply need a new infrastructure. The Japanese would not have to worry about their stuff getting
frazzled like every five years by earthquakes, tsunamis, or godzilla.
Everyone wins- the Japanese have a safe new, non-radioactive home, they can still retain their own culture, they are now EMBEDDED in their largest
consumer base, lol, and they are no longer constrained by limited space or lack of arable farmland. The US gains some of the best-educated and
overproductive citizens in the world, who are super well behaved. They can push our national academic standards way up again. They can make our iJunk,
and teach at our universities, and show us how to make food that doesn't make us fat. If the Chinese can build empty cities in the middle of nowhere
for no one, we can build a second Japan in the US.
In an oversimplified manner of speaking, the Japanese attacked the US because they wanted to be like the US. They are a gifted people, but highly
constrained by their lack of space or resources, and constantly being bookended by China and Russia, and thus unable to expand. The Japanese are
FRUSTRATED by this. It shows in their culture (what do you think all those giant fighting robot shows are about?) Why not give them the chance to
transcend their geographic limitations, and merge with what they envied in the past?
I am less than half-joking.This really is a good solution, if you can look past the hyperbole and logistical challenges.
The Russians WANT the Japanese.
Why don't we?