They are just getting back in the game and the Japanese who are usually very thorough got cocky which caused them to lose the deal. They simply assumed that Abbot was gonna stay in favor and be the only deciding factor in them getting a deal. They did not go to meetings nor did they consider building the ships in #Australia until it was too late. In the corporate world the #Japanese are notorious for being slow which something they will have to overcome if they plan on competing with #Germany, #France, #Russia, and even the #UnitedStates.
In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a $40 billion submarine deal. Then French naval contractor DCNS hatched a bold and seemingly hopeless plan to gatecrash the party.
"Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart-to-heart, and hand-in-hand."
Yes because the best way to appear as a civilized person capable of rational thought is to jump up and down on a police car..I mean I love a good protest but some of ya are pulling the cart for this man's ideas.