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I would take a large lump of salt with the figures especially direct investment into the PRC economy by Japanese. I hear people left and right that are trying to move OUT not move in.

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Samurai, Japan needs China far more than China needs Japan. That's just fact.

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I've happily invested in China's Real estate.

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Investing in Communist China is buying one way ticket to Mar.

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most foreign investors in China make a pitiful return on their investment as they get skinned by their local partners.

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chucky3176 said: Samurai, Japan needs China far more than China needs Japan. That's just fact.

What Japan really needs to do is get out of China before it implodes.

Since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the level of private domestic credit in China has risen from $9 trillion to an astounding $23 trillion. That is an increase of $14 trillion in just a little bit more than 5 years. Much of that "hot money" has flowed into stocks, bonds and real estate in the United States.

And it's only going to get worse.

And at the same time China's money supply and credit are still expanding. Last year, the closely watched M2 increased by only 13.6%, down from 2012's 13.8% growth. Optimists say China is getting its credit addiction under control, but that's not correct. In fact, credit expanded by at least 20% last year as money poured into new channels not measured by traditional statistics.

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@chucky

You mean Korea needs PRC fare more then PRC needs Korea.

Japan on the otherhand is hedging moving out from PRC so not to place all eggs in one basket. Where as Korea is dependent towards PRC which the main source for currency swap since Japan closed that route down.

One point that counterdicts itself within the figures is the massive rise in outbound investment by mainland Chinese, indicative of lose of faith towards the domestic market. If there was that many inbound investment then domestic investors should be more bullish towards their own market not bearish.

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For Toyota, Nissan and Honda, China market is the heaven on the earth. It is the car makers paradise.

Without China sales, they will not meet their sales target. It is the most irresistible and promising market on the earth. Every three minutes. Someone from somewhere of PRC is buying a car.

When the PRC implode, Toyota, Honda, Nissan will move their factories on Mars planet instead of unpromising and unprofitable nations.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/08/business/nissan-toyota-honda-china-sales-hit-record/

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Japan on the otherhand is hedging moving out from PRC so not to place all eggs in one basket. Where as Korea is dependent towards PRC which the main source for currency swap since Japan closed that route down

Samurai, Japan is not moving out from PRC, as all the news stories indicate. Japan is too depended on China at this moment to "move out". Only in the minds of 2ch, Yahoo Japan, Sankei news, fantasy propaganda world. Korea trades with China because China is very profitable, not because of currency swaps. Korea doesn't worry about currency swaps when it has over twice the account surplus of Japan's. If you read outside press, and not just rely on false Japanese media news propagandas, you would realize all this.

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@chucky3176

"Only in the minds of 2ch, Yahoo Japan, Sankei news, fantasy propaganda world. "

Funny how you think you are above them. Yes of course, you are the ultimate unbiased source of information when it comes to China and korea LOL

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Only the nationalists would damage the national interests by suggesting outrageously that Japan should get out of China.

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