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Abe offers Saudi crown prince help in reducing oil dependency

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Abe shaking hands with the journalist murderer-unbelievable!

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He can't fix Japan's own dependency on oil; what can he really do to help the Saudis?

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Japan offering Saudis diversification expertise...interesting. The Germans are sprouting auto shoots in Iran, I guess Japan should counter in Saudi Arabia.

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What the hell! That man has killed, chopped up not just one person but family members kidnapping from other countries. Not like dismembering one person was a hiccup. Serial killer of the most depraved sort.

Sure shack his hand don't shack mine. How low can he go?

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man they still talk about that guy and how he died hahaha what a joke ... no one cares about that journalist believe me and no matter how many time they bring it up no one can do a thing it's something finished and in the past.

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Abe did wash his hands after, right?

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He can't fix Japan's own dependency on oil; what can he really do to help the Saudis?

You are talking about 2 different things. The Saudi economy is almost completely dependent on selling oil. They need to diversify into other income sources and businesses. Japan should have plenty of good advice, since it sells no oil at all.

So far as shaking hands with murderers and psychopaths, that's a standard part of politics. Always has been.

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What the hell! That man has killed, chopped up not just one person but family members kidnapping from other countries. Not like dismembering one person was a hiccup. Serial killer of the most depraved sort.

Not a single country or president has stopped dealing with Saudi Arabia because of this. Probably all presidents shook hands with him this weekend but people only judge by photos.

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Really? Just like Japan has diversified away from its reliance on the construction industry and stimulus packages, and a wonderfully diversified and resilient agricultural sector....

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PLS pls pls abe, help japan first.

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"Japan will continue its utmost efforts by government and the private sector to help achieve its success," Abe said.

Toyota has just declined very generous subsidies to set up an assembly plant in Saudi Arabia.

https://flipboard.com/@reutersca/toyota-snub-dents-saudi-arabia-s-manufacturing-drive/a-eKvmSeuvT06TtwIlqqY2Tw%3Aa%3A1691014565-5701628da5/reuters.com

So if private businesses are not interested, what can Abe offer?

Technical assistance in growing rice?

Marine skills for whaling?

Gary

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How about offering this country (Japan) help in reducing oil dependency. Oil is Japan's biggest single fossil fuel import at about 42% of the total with nearly all of it from the Middle East.

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Saudi Arabia elites have never worked. They have just enjoy huge rents from oil selling.

Basically none in Saudi elite is able to work seriouly even 10 hours a week.

I have no sympathy for these people. They can collapse tomorrow.

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@zichi, what do you think Abe is doing then? Japan need oil and Saudi Arabia can provide it in return for our help with our sectors. Is call politics. Because of the ban of oil from Iran by the USA, Japan need to secure other allies in the middle east. We can complain whatever we want about how many human rights that country has violated but that doesn’t change the fact that the world relied on the middle east to keep the ecomomy going. You don’t want to see just how bad things can go if a country can’t secure enough oil. Then whole country would lynch Abe.

If Abe doesn’t do it, then China or Russia would happily do it,then we even more screwed. Is called building relationship with other nations. No developed nation can survive without it,. This is the reality of the world.

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Abe smiling with a murderer. No surprises there.

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Hiro

Japan has to import all of its fossil fuels, oil, gas, coal but other energies are always here like the sun and the wind, the oceans and tides, hydro,.Other countries are doing better than Japan at introducing higher and greater use of renewable engeries.

Alternatives to oil must be introduced.

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Nice Shin khun,praising the man who sent a 15 member death squad to murder Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

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Nice Shin khun,praising the man who sent a 15 member death squad to murder Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

Not many people complained when the US president killed journalists using drones and missiles. Is a drone morally superior to a death squad?

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Zichi, i disagree. Because we are living in islands is a lot harder for us. Especially because we suffer from sever weather natural disasters every year. From earth quakes to rain storms and fierce winters. Those so called new ways to replace to oil just doesn’t work for Japan. Mainly because it cost a lot to replace them and they just get easily destroy from one natural disaster. We live here with the mindset that once things break down,we can easily replace it. Cheap,fast and replaceable. Which is way cars here are cheaper and weaker than let say in the USA which are very heavily armored. Here after it get destroyed from tsunami or whatever,we can easily buy another one.

You want us to find ways to replace oil, but that will cost a fortune and a majority of the companies can’t afford it. It would destroy us by doing so. It all depend on where you lived.

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@gary

Japan can also propose women empowerement, gay culture and business prison control (instead of killing).

Plenty of work in perspective !

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