Imagine. The Japanese elect a blatantly liberal government, and the next thing you know they are shocked, shocked, to learn that the new government is already cranking up anti-business regulations under the guise of environmental protection to where manufacturers have no idea how to meet the target demands. Well, the Czar predicts, the only business who should fear going under are those who do not wish to play socialist ball with the government. If your company is large, cash-rich, and influential and willing to let the liberals into its house, your company need fear nothing.
Foreign policy and economics are the same thing to liberal governments. The US is our biggest trading partner? Fine! Lets tell them we dont want their precious dollars, and blame them for inventing capitalism, economic global prosperity, and the destruction of human dignity. Because capitalism has been such a bad deal for a glittering, cosmopolitan country of wealth that 50 years ago was living in burned grass huts and eating barley. And while they think of it, maybe the US should take its military presence out of Japan entirely. Who needs the US to protect them from North Korea and China? They evidently still have MechaGodzilla 3.
Bad times ahead for our Japanese friends. The Czar predicts: short-term gains on the Nikkei, a momentary strengthening of the yen against the dollar, followed by cuts in production, large layoffs, a high unemployment rate, a massive deficit caused by a bloated welfare system, and a severe downturn in the stock market. The Japanese have not known economic miasma since the late 1940s like this.