In the long shadow of an aged and enraged population | The Japan Times

This is a brilliant, must-read, article from the Japan Times. Check it out!

via In the long shadow of an aged and enraged population | The Japan Times.

With its rapidly aging population, Japan is probably ahead of most Western countries in terms of emerging demographics. Given the extent to which the political classes are trying to play ‘old’ against young, I fear that Western countries will soon be confronted with their own ‘aged and enraged population’. Add falling pensions, rising immigration,  and political Islam to the mix, and the anger of the deprived aged in the West may well exceed Japan.

Thoughts?

India chooses Israel over U.S. for $525-million missile deal: sources | The Japan Times


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This story in the Japan Times is well worth a read. Check it out!

via India chooses Israel over U.S. for $525-million missile deal: sources | The Japan Times.

This story is unusual from a number of different perspectives.

Firstly, I was surprised to see this story featured in the Japan Times when I have seen no other reference in the international media.

Secondly, it is significant that the Israeli kit seems to have the technical edge over the US equivalent.

Thirdly, The article gives insights in how military spending is bundled up with foreign policy and politics.

Fourthly, India is in the market for a large amount of military equipment. It is significant that other European countries are competing, including France, Germany, Spain and Russia. But there is no mention of the UK. India is the world’s biggest arm’s importer and has strong historical ties with the UK, yet the UK is not bidding? I wonder what happened to the UK defense industry?

Thoughts?