BENADOR: TRUMP, JAPAN SHINZO ABE MET
Trump, Japan Shinzo Abe met, and as time went by, America saw no indication of a surprise package that reportedly the Japanese were readying for President Trump.
A source familiar with the plan speaking on condition of anonymity shared that Japan was putting together a package that could generate 700,000 U.S. jobs and help create a $450-billion market in the United States.
While this was supposed to be introduced to U.S. President Donald Trump last week, there have been no reports in this respect.
The five-part package, to be unveiled when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Trump on Feb. 10 in Washington, envisage investments in infrastructure projects such as high-speed trains and cyber security, said the sources, who declined to be identified as they were not authorized to speak to the media.
There is more.
Japan will invest 17 trillion yen ($150 billion) in public and private funds over ten years, the anonymous sources said.
That would include helping develop high-speed railways in the northeastern United States, and the states of Texas and California, as well as renovating subway and train cars.
The package also includes cooperation in global infrastructure investment, joint development of robots and artificial intelligence, and cooperation in cyber security and space exploration, among others.
Meanwhile, the Japanese Prime Minister visited and met with President Trump on February 10th as planned and they spent the weekend golfing and bonding at Mar-a-Lago.
During the first day of the Japanese PM’s visit, surely not coincidentally, news broke that North Korea had proceeded to test another ballistic missile, news considered as terrifying by Japan.
Noth Koreans proudly announced that they had conducted a “higher level” nuclear test explosion Friday which will allow them to finally build “at will” an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons.
Neighbors heard with sorrow about North Korea’s fifth atomic test and the second in eight months.
As Trump, Japan Shinzo Abe held a press conference in the aftermath of the North Korean provocation he reassured his guest that America would be right behind Japan.
However, despite the reassurance of Trump, Japan Shinzo Abe knows that it is just a question of time for a huge earthquake to hit Japan.
That is one of the horrible aftermaths of such tests, and that’s the reason why many of them are held in far away lands. Even then, the ensuing quakes on peripherical coastal shores are more often than not, inevitable.
Despite mentioning Japan with fair assiduity during the campaign, and the dues they should be paying America for protecting them, inexplicably Trump squarely passed by that part of his campaign promise.
So, we must assume the country’s vaults are not going to be filled because President Trump did not deal with it at all, as he promised.
At the same time, there was no news about the promising 700,000 jobs or the $450-billion possible market coming from Japan that reports had mentioned early in the week.
While we steadfast supported the President’s election, we are also intent on following up on the fulfillment of his campaign elections.
For us, it really is America First. No exceptions.
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