Could someone please explain Japan's Government Debt to me how can they function with debt that is 150%+ of GDP? how is it that their currency is accumulating so rapidly if this is the case? (carry trade aside)? how does this compare to america's debt to gdp ratio? one hears so much about how america's government is in trouble from so much debt...what about the Japanese government? anyone have any links to articles about this? can't find any good ones on the web... thanks!