What does Mitt Romney think of Japan? Did Ayn Rand have any views?

According to this Atlantic article, Romney said that Japan was:

“a nation that suffers in decline and distress for a decade or a century.”

The article obviously refutes that, as would Eamonn Fingleton.

What a kick in the shins on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the full surrender.

Did Ayn Rand ever have anything to say about Japan? Someone should go dig and see if she ever got out of Manhattan long enough to have spent some time in Tokyo . . .