Thinking out loud about Japan
I think Japan needs to unload some citizens. I think we (USA & Canada) should open our borders to any and all Japanese citizens and businesses that wish to flee those islands.
I believe since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant mess there are a few hundred thousand people that would not mind a change. In my opinion this would benefit us and them. I think this could revitalize the entire west coast, from Vancouver to San Diego. The Japanese could move here, buy the available homes and business properties a great discount They could pump the Yen from their savings and settlements into our economies as they rebuild their lives.