I hope you arrived safe back home. That means that the pieces missing from your airplane (as it usually happens when an expensive piece of machinery spends some time in Romania) were not essential. Congrats to the pilots!
Now I know most Romanians apologised for our lack of attention during this visit. But let me tell you: you were so much better off without it!
First of all, you should feel lucky not to have met Mr. Tudose. Last two days before your arrival he was talking about killing paedophiles and then Hungarians.… So God knows what idea might have popped in his mind during your meeting… Lucky you!
Second, you should also consider yourself blessed not to have been bitten by our famous stray dogs (making you the second Japanese to have an unpleasant encounter with them – by the way, the first guy died a few years back, so, um… sorry!).
Not so many contracts signed? Well, that’s another great piece of news: do you know what happens afterwards? Do you have any idea about how long it takes for our government to keep its written promises? I’ll tell you: forever. And don’t get me started about paying its bills. You might change two Emperors and we maybe 10 prime ministers before you see your yen back!
Speaking about money, have you checked your wallet recently? Still there? Good, see how lucky you were? That’s because most of our most politicians were busy elsewhere. Elsewhere, fighting over who gets to run the country and release the remaining thieves still behind bars.
So stop feeling bad. By ignoring you, we actually showed you the best of us.
And try to look at this like it was a learning experience. You’ve just learned that there are worse, really way worse governments than yours – and you return to Japan with the proof.
That’s a priceless story to tell your voters, come next elections! Also, to scare your kids at night…
So practically, even without the business, your trip paid for itself, didn’t it?
Yeah. You see it did.
So….Sayonara, mr. Shinzo Abe.