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Japan's economy grew last quarter on better spending, exports

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Or better data rigging.

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as the fast-spreading omicron variant has infections and deaths surging.

Deaths? So those claiming 'nothing but the sniffles, just another flu', and also that 'herd immunity will save us', might have been wrong and/or were spreading disinformation?

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i think there is no growth at all,just compare to say China...there is real growth,not here,here is just fabrication of numbers to paint a nice picture of JapanInc...as usual.

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 data rigging

fabrication of numbers

Plot spotters, once again with no evidence.

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Japan's economy grew last quarter on better spending,

Wow, what a perfect example of an oxymoron! Japan, "better spending!" lol!

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Japan’s real gross domestic product, or GDP, which measures the value of a nation’s products and services, grew 1.3% from the previous quarter, according to Cabinet Office data.

Growth got a boost after measures to curb the spread of coronavirus infections were lifted last year. The restrictions asked restaurants and bars to close early and large-scale events to be canceled or held with limited crowds.

So the inference then here is that Japan's GDP growth is due to izakaya's and other drinking establishments being able to stay open late.

The next logical step then is that the GDP should be expected to shrink for the current quarter because they are "supposedly" shut!

I never realized that a countries GDP could be affected so much by people drinking alcohol!

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Sorry, country's.......

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Alot of Americans driving Toyotas again.

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data rigging ,fabrication of numbers.....................Plot spotters, once again with no evidence."

No evidence?.....not been reading recent news re. J-govt statistics and their adjustments" spanning back decades?...Google.

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not been reading recent news re. J-govt statistics and their adjustments" spanning back decades?

I'm well aware of falsified numbers having been used by Japanese government agencies and corporations and believe in being aware of patterns, but am not able to say without specific evidence that this latest set of numbers has been falsified.

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I'm well aware of falsified numbers having been used by Japanese government agencies and corporations and believe in being aware of patterns, but am not able to say without specific evidence that this latest set of numbers has been falsified.

And how is it you were well aware before, and not now? The proverbial leopard hasn't changed it's spots

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nd how is it you were well aware before, and not now? 

I rarely take at face value what anonymous Internet social media posters say. I cannot be well aware of something just because I read it on social media. Especially from posters who've pushed misinformation before; pattern awareness, there.

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Japan's economy grew at an annual pace of 5.4% in October-December, boosted by improved consumer spending and exports, the government said Tuesday.

Forced to read with a pinch of salt as usual.

Have we not been reading here frequently how manufacturers have been forced to scale down

production because of chip shortage, so the forced reduction in production didn't impact export ?.

What about the chronic container shortage, does it mean it was just fake news and had no bearing on exports. Don't know what to believe anymore and just trying to put one and one together.

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Always cars, always cars, anything up your sleeve?

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Numbers of GDP are correct or not ?

We know that statistics in any country are very sketchy. Comparing excess deaths to deaths from corona, the statistics for each country were really terrible.

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It’s nice of JT to show us a picture of secondhand cars being exported-new cars would be better a better indication of a ‘better’ economy.

Better still would be better pay in Japan-no news in that though…

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YubaruToday  01:38 pm JST

Sorry, country's.......

What about:

due to izakaya's

and

changed it's spots

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Always cars, always cars, anything up your sleeve?

Yep, One trick pony.

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I rarely take at face value what anonymous Internet social media posters say. I cannot be well aware of something just because I read it on social media. Especially from posters who've pushed misinformation before; pattern awareness, there.

You still didnt answer my question to you, how you were "well aware before" and "not now"

So, please answer straight, how is it your were aware before but not now?

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Got get them Muricans to keep buying up all our stuff 笑!!

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Still factory jobs are at an abysmal ¥1000~1,250 an hour though.

Awful !!

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Its important to say that Japan has been faking the GPD for years.

This time did the GDP grow in comparison with the fake GDP or the real GDP?

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Anyway we had better not believe the statistics of countries where we can't find what we lost. We never know where the lies are. hahaha

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looking at that image, it seems that Japan is getting rid of some foreign-made junk

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Japan's GDP has not grown for 20 years, unbelievable, this must be the only country in the world to have such a record, bet even Afghanistan has managed to increase its GDP with the trillion $ the US spent there......

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