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Big business lobbies back Abe

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we have safe and delicious food.

Forgetting something??.............Fukushima.

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Of course business lobies love Abe and his administration - he is bringing back the good old pork in more quantinties than anyone can imagine.

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...despite the fact that we have safe and delicious food

Well, he should start reading Japan Today as there are many articles that show food safety is lacking in Japan. And there was even a story where something like 600 Australians (I hope I quoted the correct number there) became sick due to drinking Japan soy milk products. Abe needs a reality check.

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I want to transform our agriculture into an industry that can export to the world,” Abe said.

You can start by lower already overly high priced products on the domestic market. Abe is living in a dream world if he thinks people around the world are willing to pay 50,000 yen for 1 strawberry.

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....lowering....

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Could there be any connection between business backing Abe and the 450 billion yen he wants to give business?

I like the way the two headlines are placed next to each other.

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we have safe and delicious food.

What a load of rubbish! How ,any times has their been mislabeling scams and mass food poisonings just in the last year? This is just more LDP white-washing! Abe-san, you are gilding the lilly mate!

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" Big business lobbies back Abe"

Well, of course they do! After all, their stocks are soaring now.

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I'd like to see them try to export watermelon that cost ichi man to vietnam or even singapore... japan can't even feed itself, they consume more than they produce ...japan is a net importer as most comments have noted above, in the eye of foreigners, Japan agricultural products = glowing stuff from Fukushima
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Safe food??? Does he live here? Obviously business supports him, He is giving them free cash!

What would happen if he made them responsible for their actions, on so many levels?

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@Yubaru:

You can start by lowering already overly high priced products on the domestic market. Abe is living in a dream world if he thinks people around the world are willing to pay 50,000 yen for 1 strawberry.

Not only that, but Japan should consider lowering prices on other things like video games, & DVD's & Blu-Ray's of animes, movies, & Toku shows. Here in the U.S., we get them for much cheaper.

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Shinzo "Porky" Abe doing his LDP routine: Our taxes, their profits.

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Riase taxes. Lower public buying power by inflating currency. Of course business is happy. It's a huge transfer of wealth from the public to the business sector.

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"we have safe and delicious food. I want to transform our agriculture into an industry that can export to the world"

"And this is why we are going to give the farming base who supports us and their associated businesses a huge amount of YOUR tax money over the next 3 years, and this is despite the actual reality that Japan will never actually be able to become a net agriculture exporter. But thats OK, our supporters and big business friends will benefit greatly from this money .... So thank you the public of Japan, thank you for money and happy new year to us."

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