So why is Japans economy slowing down? Why are they so dependent upon the United States that they have actually been buying oil from us since the end of World War II instead of making their own energy arrangements? Why havent they been able to convince the world they are reasonable enough to have their own army and navy again 60 years after World War II? I think Japans Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has shown us a good reason. He played the fool for President Bush not only at the White House but in Tennessee. President Bush took the Prime Minister of Japan to the late Elvis Presleys home, Graceland. The Prime Minister of Japan sang Elvis songs in the White House and at Graceland. President Bush and the Prime Minister visited and then the Prime Minister started acting a little nuts. What are these guys getting paid for? You can call it diplomacy or whatever you want but they were sidestepping the duties they have towards their people. I call it wasting time. Its not unusual for this Prime Minister of Japan. He seems intent on ending Japans economic miracle in the same wasteful manner in which Elvis ended his life. The Japanese have auto plants in San Antonio, Texas and Canton, Mississippi. Most of the Americans that live near them cant work them because they have no skills and are getting pushed out. The people of Japan should be ashamed at this adolescent behavior. Elvis has been dishonored.