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Lawmaker says Japan should invest cash in U.S. bailout

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Tamura's plan if adapted will turn Japan into a new nation Iceland-II. However, LDP may go ahead with 'Tamura Plan' after fixing Japan's own economy problems, pension funds/health care problems and settling internal debt, if possible.

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“Japan is in a unique position, and it’s a position that can save the world,” Tamura-san, please stop watching too many episodes of "Heroes". Worry about saving Japan. There is a lot you need to do to sort out this place before wandering off the page to invest money needed here in idiotic ventures abroad that will make for a scary future for Japanese.

What is it with these clueless leaders here? The house they are standing in is burning, people screaming for help and help within reach if they bother to notice. Instead these guys are looking across the street at the drippy garden fawcet thinking up urgent ways to turn the water off instead of looking for or thinking about solutions to put out their own fire.

LDP = Incompetents are US.

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35%(keep going up) of Japan workers paid 2 million or less Yen per year, so Tamura-san better explain to these starving workers why he think it's better to feed those ones whose some employees make millions US$ annually.

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'This is not a pleasant thing to say, but the U.S. doesn’t have money'

hillarious quote. and yeah, try thinking about all the working poor in this country.

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America is always a good investment. The Japanese economy will soon pick up, as well. The world is experiencing a paradigm shift away from the industrial age to the information age. Technology and knowledge workers will be the lifeblood of this new global economy. To give historical precedent, here in the United States in the year 1900 about 50% of Americans were farmers. By 2000 only 1.2% of Americans farmed, yet we produced more food per capita, with a population the exponentially exploded during the 20th Century. Our economy shifted then to an industrial one, and we enjoyed great prosperity. Japan had a similar increase in its economic power during the last century, as well. The American perspective says that the only nation that can even rival our own for technological advancement is Japan. If we didn't come up with it, we look to Japan, who probably did. Since we are great allies, and we have a mutual respect for each other, we have nothing to fear.

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Japan should look after its pensioners and get its own books right first. The share market was a Bear market, every one was getting savaged. Now it is a Panda market as well, any one jumping in is going to get a few Black eyes every time oil prices creep up. Japan better start thinking about winter oil prices before throwing money into the garbage can because a lot of Japanese may need help this winter. Fools jump in where Angels fear to tread.

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I,m not sure how this will be reciaved but here gose. The latest is Japan has cracked free energy barrier of the century. Useing an invention set aside a century ago by the inventor of direct curent. Wow, somebody is finally paying attention,,,you probably invested millions.Well my invention is also based on his work,,direct curent yes,,mine costs about 4000.00 base power unit. portable,for cars trucks,aircraft prop only,ships,power plants.But your will hit the market first because I,m broke and can,t build my prototype,,,yep disabled on the job 299.00 a week,no money for inventions,,,see ya in 2 years,maybe good idea investing in America ,I,d enjoy investing in Japan ,,,,someday.

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“Japan has a big balance sheet, and it must be put to good use,”

J gov balance sheet is in big red numbers. Maybe he think that raise the burden on the taxpayers is fine.

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Of course I am not an economist and am talking off the top of my head, but as I see it the American economy is a bottomless pit and the only way it has been sustained for decades was printing more greenbacks resulting in the highest budget deficit ever, meaning the whole country, like Lehman, Iceland, etc. etc, is in effect bankrupt, and dragging along other countries in its wake. For Japan to invest in this country is highly irresponsible and risky. Easy for Tamura to say as he is not talking about his own family fortune but the taxpayers' money. The general belief has been that if the US economy (now ruined by the Bush administration) is healthy, the whole world will benefit. The opposite is also true and that is the side we are on now. The US economy is running on air and expecting returns on investment there is going to be a long proposition. Recovery is going to take a long time and a lot of suffering and of course it's always the taxpayer who suffers. Remember the millions of people who are dying and living below the poverty line because of a small group of investors, administrators in the 'developed' countries?

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May I suggest investing in a country with a large manufacturing sector like China, or even Japan.

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About the only aspect of Tamura's idea that makes any sense is that it raises the question of whether Japan should sit and watch the value of that 950 billion USD go down, or do something to try and prop it up. The risk is that any attempt to prop it up may or may not be effective, with or without Japan's help. Don't see how the idea is going to sit with the Japanese people but I agree that you might get your hands on the F-22s at the end of the day.

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Tamura is a slave of the U.S. he should go and be a male cheerleader for them. might as well realize that J-girls are taken by a ratio of 1000 to 1 compared to a Japanese guy getting, ow, next to nothing over there in the states. so tamura, go there and see for yourself.

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