Batteries No Longer Included
Begun, the Batteries Wars, Has.
Sharply raising the stakes in a dispute over Japan's detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain, the has placed a trade embargo on all exports to Japan of a crucial category of minerals used in products like hybrid cars, iPads, wind turbines and... guided missiles.
Chinese customs officials are halting all shipments to Japan of so-called rare earth elements, industry experts said .
SO - What're you going to do about it Japan?! Yeah, you?! Without your fancy batteries? Huh?
What? You're going to mine asteroids and the Moon?! Isn't that a bit drastic? In a 500 foot battle robot suit?
(Go on, Japan, I triple dog dare you - can't be any more expensive than fighting in Afghanistan!)