DDavis Posted: 4/13/2010 5:37pm PDT The best defense (against whinney opportunistic Americans and greedy trial lawyers who can hardly see through all the dollar signs in their eyes), is a good offense. SMART is smart! Carl Posted: 4/13/2010 8:19am PDT First of all, the Japanese have a strong sense of natiional pride which must be defended. When I worked with lawyers suing auto companies for engineering malpractice, about 90 perce4nt was with the Big Three. Toy, Nis and Hon were always quick to admit error or prove there was none. Still true it appears.