I really tear into Tanigaki Sadakazu in the post below.
Let me be clear: I think he is a sweet, if a bit sad, serious, assiduous, humble individual. I like him a lot.
He also has neither the political savvy nor administrative skills necessary to be anything more than a party backbencher.
As for the possibility that I might name the persons in Abe Shinzō's brain trust I find to be little more than "hacks, kooks and flim-flam artists"--I can assure you, I would not go there at gunpoint.
The business of US economic diplomacy in Asia
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