Japan's leader just went on my dream vacation.
This article talks about Japan ignoring human rights (and doling out money) in the hopes of garnering support for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Oct. 22-24, Turkmenistan: Will help build gas processing plants.
Oct. 24, Tajikistan: Grants for agriculture and infrastructure.
Oct. 24-26, Uzbekistan: Loans and grants for upgrade of power facilities.
Oct. 26, Kyrgyzstan: Will repair major road and equip airport.
Oct. 26-28, Kazakhstan: Will support building nuclear plants.