Calling them Japs is rather politically incorrect and offensive and I hope you wrote it just because you were too lazy to spell out Japanese.The US is a big pusher in global trade and economy and I say if a foreign country is producing products that Americans want to buy (for whatever reason that may be) using the exact same globalized techniques we Americans use then I say good for them. Natural resource wise and military wise the Japanese have been completely castrated. How they found ways around that to still come out as one of the world's biggest economic power houses is impressive IMO.I spent over a year living in Japan and fell in love with it's people and was awed by the work ethnic and pride in whatever company they worked for, whether they were plunging toilets or building Hondas. What they are strong in (improvements on existing products and finding more affordable ways to build them), we are weak in. And what we are strong in (our ingenuity and individuality... we are constantly inventing), they are weak in. It steams from cultural thinking that I won't even go into. We invent the TV they improve it, we invent the car, they improve it.I love my own country and think we have a lot of good here, however, I got nothing but respect and love for Japan as well.So boo to this thread.