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Motegi in UK for post-Brexit trade talks

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By Kazuhiro NOGI

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"There's really no reason this summit could not have been done over zoom except an entitled bureaucrat wanted a junket."

Zoom offers no security. Trade negotiations require privacy. Neither party wants their negotiating positions known outside the negotiations until a deal is complete. Doing it over Zoom, you might as well broadcast the whole thing live to the world.

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"Really? You couldn't do it by video conferencing?"

Might as well hold the meeting in Beijing. Negotiations like this are always face to face.

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He announced yesterday or the day before he will not self quarantine like others on the trip but do a PCR test on arrival back to Japan.

Reason: They use a charter flight, private transportation in UK and won't go out except for official talks where social distance and mask will be the norm.

Conclusion: I might be able to go back to my country then reentry Japan if I use a private jet landing in my garden.

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Foreigners are not Japanese citizens as such dont have the same rights.

Tosh. By your argument we don't have the right to have our income taxed.

There's really no reason this summit could not have been done over zoom except an entitled bureaucrat wanted a junket.

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Does he have to self-quarantine for 14 days on return, Yes he does.

is he barred from re-entry, No because he a Japanese passport holder, which affords him rights to return to his home. Foreigners are not Japanese citizens as such dont have the same rights.

Does his Japanese passport protect him from COVID-19? No, but a mask and common sense will. Both of which are absent in the west.

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Does he have to self-quarantine for 14 days on return, is he barred from re-entry, or does his Japanese passport protect him from COVID-19?

No, Japanese citizens and in particular LDP mandarins are immune. It's only non citizen residents who catch it according to the border policy.

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wtfjapan, not exactly under the EPA, the EU phases out tariffs on Japanese passenger cars in the eighth year from effectuation, after lowering it in stages from 10 percent.

https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2017/july/tradoc_155717.pdf

Now if UK and Japan sign a full FTA, not an EPA, and zero quotas and tariffs on Japanese passenger cars from day onem 1st January, under a WTO, UK /EU future trading relationship, that 10% tariff turn full circle.

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Far reaching, every sector. Which will entail motor vehicles, no tariffs/quota day one. Both Countries have so much to offer,so much in common.

yet Japan has a FTA with the EU and the UK doesn't, where do you think the EU will be buying those Japanese cars now!? from factories in the UK or Japan. Seems like Japan has the trade advantage over the UK since they can manufacture and sell at reduced tariffs

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I am keeping finger crossed for a far reaching genuine free trade deal. Not in any form based on the JP-EU Economic Partnership Agreement.

Far reaching, every sector. Which will entail motor vehicles, no tariffs/quota day one. Both Countries have so much to offer,so much in common.

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Does he have to self-quarantine for 14 days on return, is he barred from re-entry, or does his Japanese passport protect him from COVID-19?

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Three-day trip, hey?

So, the elite get to travel unencumbered while the plebs are confined to our own regions and in some cases, homes under curfew.

Will Motegi have to quarantine for 2 weeks when he returns, or can he go back to work as normal? If no quarantine, this is just further proof there’s one rule for them and another for the rest of us.

If that doesn’t leave pause for thought about whether this crisis is being massaged along, take a look at the the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset.

https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/

There’s no conspiracy theory here, it’s publicised.

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Really? You couldn't do it by video conferencing?

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