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Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

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New world order under new capitalism, still waiting politican to do something real.

-4 ( +16 / -20 )

Oh dear! New World Order? That is gonna trigger the conspiracy theorists.

-1 ( +23 / -24 )

"new world order."

is so 'yesterday'!

I thought "rules-based order" was flavour of the month.....

in any case.... just words.....

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Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

It is a pretty safe bet whether it is the authoritarian regimes or "the new world order" that come out on top the people will lose.

Especially if the new world order is as fair,egalitarian and beneficial to the people as "New Capitalism".

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On trade, Nishimura reiterated calls for the United States to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership after former President Donald Trump abandoned an earlier version of the pact in 2017.

This whole article is merely the lead-in to this statement, which was dead in the water the first time around...

(And P.S.,

Anything NWO

is authoritarian, as it is an unelected body, trying to push and enforce its agenda on the resisting general public...)

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At first I read New Order, and I thought great, they are putting out new music, but then I looked closer and it is new world order, the same old stuff where the elite try to control the rest of us. Too bad, we could all use a little more New Order.

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I prefer the NBO, Needs Base Order. The USA don't really need anything, they are set. So count them out of the NBO, Australia needs Sub and Japan need a reliable good mate not a stand over victor. So Japan and Australia will be the Heads of the NBO of course the USA will be ask to sit at the table as a friend and obsevor. The NBO will ratify normality and more normality until all is normal.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Recent LDP government since 2012 who disrespect democracy or press freedom and who autocratically decide many problematic laws or even "historical turn about policy" without deliberation at the Diet is also nothing but one of authoritarian regime.

-6 ( +15 / -21 )

The new world order will not come from the US or Europe, they belong to the same old and decadent colonialistic order..

The new world order will come from rising powers such as the BRICS, especially India, Russia and China, the next economic superpower of the world.. (you will see)..

History has shown it many times, when one order doesn't work, another replaces it..

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

Oh dear! New World Order? That is gonna trigger the conspiracy theorists.

The literal headline;

"Japan's trade minister calls for new world order"

7 ( +16 / -9 )

"Authoritarian countries have amassed tremendous power, both economically and militarily,"

"We must rebuild a world order based on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law," he added.

In other words, the authoritarian model of economic development has proved so wildly successful for emerging economies that it has to be stopped and replaced with a more dysfunctional system of government before more of these countries threaten the established players in the global economy.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

What is this loon smoking? A statement like this only makes him seem like a complete idiot. Just do your job and stop making up stories.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Weasel words from Nishimura!

Does he take us for fools?

How is it NOT supporting authoritarian regimes by allowing Japanese and US manufacturers to freely invest in them?

Better start passing some real laws to rein in those capitalistic urges…

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

There is one thing associated with the NWO. The one World government and one religion. Not looking forward to it.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Japan ultranationalists still don’t get it. New World Order is only for Anglo-Saxons. Japan is the token monkey.

-17 ( +7 / -24 )

Kettle calling the pot... Press freedom in the league with Krygyzstan and Liberia. Add LDP to the top of the list of regimes to counter.

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

Why would countries join a new world order run by the Japanese? The World Economic Forum is already working on one that is semi up and running. Just join the existing group. I doubt the countries working so hard to form the current New World Order will want to join a second one. It's senseless.

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Nishimura warned that democracies need to protect their industrial power and guard against the loss of technologies, particularly those that could be diverted to military use.

Isn't it a bit late to realize this. Britain and North America shipped most of their manufacturing to China starting in the Thatcherite era, closed shipyards, steel plants, mines and lots of other manufacturing. Try to find something in Canada or the UK which is actually made there, its almost impossible, noone seems to want to make anything anymore in the West and if they did the price would not be anything like competitive. You can't run an economy based on service industries and not leave yourselves exposed. They didn't see this coming?

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"At first I read New Order, and I thought great, they are putting out new music"

I saw New World Order and my mind went to Ministry. But still, incredibly poor choice of words by Nishimura, given how the tin-foil hat people interpret the phrase.

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Just as I suspected.

Another WEF weasel.

Any politician with ties to this scumbag organization should be barred from office

https://www.weforum.org/people/yasutoshi-nishimura

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no wonder why KISHIDA is teasing China and Russia. US wants to spark a WAR for their business. MY NUMBER system was made a long time ago to prepare their global control.

KISHIDA fired ministers because they did not want to cooperate with totalitarianism....

-10 ( +8 / -18 )

Nishimura said he intended to expand cooperation with Washington to combat forced labor

LOL!!!!!!!

-7 ( +11 / -18 )

Haha! Nishimura trying to make his play for the premiership. Just another LDP clown. He should be out there talking to domestic industries to push for wage increases for春闘, the spring labor negotiations.

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Hope that he is saying not only in his name, but as statement of a consistent group of policy makers. It is easier to say than to implement. On the other hand, international trade, development of relations due to commerce demand communication, interactions, which may result positive in the long term. In 2022 there was a great advance towards the past, regarding world peace efforts. Since the unended pandemia in 2020 there is a growing aggressiveness that is badly hurting all the world. High government authorities, people in all positions in society must aim to build a better world for us, for the future generations, otherwise there will be only hate and selfishness to share.

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Japanese old guard believes pushing China down raises Japan up. That is pre-war thinking. China is the economic engine of Asia.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

the move was spurred by issues such as alleged forced labor

ooops. Better not ask your boss, Taro Aso, for his views on forced labor. He wouldn't have become one of the richest politicians in the world without it.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Japan wants to be apart of the new world order of "democracies" ? Funny that this is another headline on this site today 'Japan's female politicians face headwinds as gender bias still rampant'. Not to mention the xenophobia and lack of actual belief in capitalism here. This country has more in common with China than it does with America.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

And in the same news feed this morning this:

Japan's female politicians face headwinds as gender bias still rampant

I think it’s best to start fix what’s wrong at home before attempting to tell others how to run theirs. You still haven’t given equality to woman in this century yet! I’ll tell you something else for free. Japanese woman are the backbone of Japanese society and industry. Without them it all falls apart and thats both in the home and the work place!

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Creating a new cold war with trade blocks will see the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry damage the economy, restrict trade and suppress industry. A return to reds-under-the-bed rhetoric is just embarrassing.

You get your raw materials from the countries where they occur. There is no plan B. China have appeared to be doing better than the West because of the position they were in, in terms of industrial development. That period of growth is now faltering (as it did in the West). The high growth is shifting away from China.

We could buy as much as we wanted from China, and it would not be enough to save it from the inevitable next stage in its economic development, with serious problems in its property sector, huge debt issues, political repression of the technology sector and health problems from Covid.

China is less of a concern than it has been for decades. Climate change is a bigger problem. To deal with it, we need less nationalist jingoism and more pragmatism, to act as a unified planet.

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Theres that New World Order thing again, you know, the one that doesnt exist.

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The Salton Sea, near my hometown, holds great potential for rare earth elements which heretofore the US depended on China. Construction of extraction facilities is underway. Another loosening of tethers to China. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/04/the-salton-sea-could-produce-the-worlds-greenest-lithium.html

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A new world order to suite Japans agenda.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

indigoToday 09:41 am JST

Welcome to NEW WORLD ORDER....

Indeed welcome to the New World Order, and that's exactly what Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura desires, he even said as much. I wonder if the Minister has anything in common with the average Japanese person at all, as I really tend to doubt it. He belongs and has connections to so many nefarious organizations in which the average Person has no connection to what so ever. Oh I know he can speak Japanese so he must have something in common with the common man.

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But thanks to the "1955 system" and the obeisance of Japan's mass media the LDP is essentially an authoritarian regime.

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Since the unended pandemia in 2020 there is a growing aggressiveness that is badly hurting all the world. 

@MAKOTO SHIMIZU specifically what "aggressiveness" are you referring to?

High government authorities, people in all positions in society must aim to build a better world

@MAKOTO SHIMIZU "build a better world" how exactly?

Be specific, please. This is important.

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The new world order will not come from the US or Europe, they belong to the same old and decadent colonialistic order..

Yeah, China's trying to create a new decadent colonialist order lol

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Why would countries join a new world order run by the Japanese? The World Economic Forum is already working on one that is semi up and running.

In either case, not since the days of the Co-Prosperity Sphere has so little been offered to so many.

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Coming from a mouthpiece of LDP that has been in power in "democratic "Japan almost unbroken for 75 odd years. Thats pretty rich.

Yes, taking money from a religious cult that swindles its victims.

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A Marxist Leninist state is destined to soon become the world's dominant economic power. Meanwhile, the world's fastest growing economy, Vietnam, is also a communist dictatorship. Mao was soooo prescient -- the East now is Red.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

First stop printing money, clown, then we can talk about the need for a new world order.

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These politicians never get tired of these types of rhetoric??  "new world order", "rule of the law"?? Fooling no one who thinks a bit.

What they actually have in mind, mean is, MY new world order and MY rule of the law.

He is asking the American to take the lead. But, he did not mention/say anything about the same American rejecting the recent WHO rulings???

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Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

Japan wants to build a "New World Order"?

Well, join Putin then, because that has been his slogan for years. You can even buy his book on the topic for $2.52 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/World-Order-Rules-without-Valdai-ebook/dp/B08Q8F8QZ7).

Not a Putin fan? Well, then, come up with some more original name. "Fourth Reich" comes to mind...

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

There are a lot of legitimate complaints to be made about life in the corporate democracies, but the problems of trying to live in any of the autocracies are far, far worse.

Seems to me that the best quality of life is in the socialist democracies of Scandinavia. Have visited there, and have relatives there, and I like it very much. The problem is, that they would have long ago ceased to exist if they could not use American military power to protect them from the Soviet Bear. They know America is not perfect, but it sure beats living under Putin's heel.

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If I may digress, Pres. Zelenskyy has recently complained that the USA is not willing to send Ukraine its Abrams battle tanks, but is willing to send large numbers of the M3 Bradley fighting vehicles. I think Pres. Zelenskyy is wrong, for the following reasons.

The Abrams is a good tank, but requires that the using power have air dominance, and the necessary military infrastructure to operate and maintain the Abrams. Without dominance in the air, any tank in the world will suffer high casualty rates. The Abrams also requires constant and difficult maintenance. That is ok if one has air dominance and unlimited resources, but does not apply in Ukraine. The Abrams also requires a huge amount of fuel (and fuel trucks) for its turbine engines, something that the USA was able to provide in the MidEast, but something Ukraine would not be able to provide. If the USA gave Ukraine hundreds of Abrams tanks, the Ukrainians would almost certainly find themselves in the situation that the Russians were in during the Kiev assault.....lots of tanks, and no fuel.

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The US has offered to send Ukraine a large number of the M3 Bradley fighting vehicles, and they are a much. better fit for what Ukraine needs than Abrams tanks, for the following reasons.

During the muddy conditions of fall and spring, the Bradleys would be able to move, forward and retreat, while the Abrams would be stuck in the mud. The Bradleys weigh much less, and are not restricted to main highways. Even on the highways, the Abrams would quickly tear up the roads. As for armor, the Bradleys are heavily armored and even have the latest exploding reactive armor. With their diesel engines, they can travel much further than an Abrams between fill-ups, and are easier to find fuel for. As for armament, the Bradleys are equipped with 25mm belt fed cannon, which are sufficient against everything the Russians have, including drones and slower missiles, except for their tanks. To fight tanks, the Bradleys are each equipped with multiple antitank TOW missiles, which generally have a longer range than the turrets on the Russian tanks. During the invasion of Iraq, it is reported that Bradleys put more Iraqi tanks out of commission than did the Abrams.

While the US considers its thousands of M3 Bradleys on the verge of obsolescence, they are more than sufficient to sweep the battlefield clear of Russian equipment, tanks or otherwise. Flooding the Ukrainian battlefield with the M3s, coupled with their other equipment and fighting spirit, would enable the Ukrainians to bring the war to a swift end.

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High government authorities, people in all positions in society must aim to build a better world

That is the excuse all authoritarians use to push through their agenda.

One problem I see with what they're discussing is that the new world order will likely be made up of the most authoritarian regimes and their puppets.

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There will be a New World Order, but putting it in terms of democracies vs autocracies is an oversimplification.

It will be a multipolar world where one or two countries don't end up becoming hegemons like in the past. The Great Divergence which led to the West eclipsing previously dominant Eastern civilizations will now give way to the Great Convergence where the East will slowly catch up.

Also the Global South including the African countries which were unsung till now will have a great say on world affairs.

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Isn't it interesting to note that nobody has disputed the democratic election of President Putin in Russia, but the presidential election in the US is disputed? As an independent observer from Switzerland, the US has certainly not met the standarts of a free and democratic election, there were too many irregularities. But I do not know if Donald Trump has won or not.

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The most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard.

Those politicians are already a joke at home but on international grounds they are just embarrassing.

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Nobody cares,what Japanese leaders or official say ,their opinion outside Japan are worthless

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

It is one week in the New Year,lots of people are projecting their insecurities,your insecurities may mean something too you,but others do not care about them

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

1glenn the last war the US impose their will ,and was not humiliated,these last the US was involved in Iraq and Afghanistan were done out of pure spite, American general do not fear anyone else,but an another American

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

"We must rebuild a world order based on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law."

Dear J-Gov, please set your own house in order before you set out to change the world.

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There is a very fine line between an authoritarian regime and a non-authoritarian one. Japan always has potentiality to turn into authoritarianism anytime when it deems fit. 

Take the Futenma issue, for instance. Land-fill work is forging ahead in Henoko to build a so-called replacement for USMC Air Station Futenma, despite Okinawa's strong opposition to it. Close and return Futenma with no string attached.

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Take the Futenma issue, for instance. Land-fill work is forging ahead in Henoko to build a so-called replacement for USMC Air Station Futenma, despite Okinawa's strong opposition to it. Close and return Futenma with no string attached.

Anyone who's opposed to it at this point looks like a CCP shill.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The U.S. government's declassified document intimates how the USF Okinawa confronted Ie-jima islanders in the 1950s when they confiscated the islanders' land by force to enlarge an already existing training base (cf. Jan. 10 Okinawa Times). The U.S. military considered protesting islanders as enemies and had allowed GIs to use small fire arms when necessary. Houses were set afire and bulldozed down before the eyes of protesting farmers and wailing mothers.

The islanders called this forceful land confiscation "plundering of land at bayonet point and by bulldozer".

This is the reason why I say there is a very fine line between an authoritarian regime and a non-authoritarian one. A democracy can turn into an autocracy in any time. So, can you boast your regime to be superior to other regimes or political systems like China's or North Korea's?

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