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Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo

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 TPP is all about borderless policies and weaker food safety standards.

compared to what, Japan? all the food scandals in Japan, madcow, pigflue , bird flu, foot in mouth diseases. Japan should be thankful they can now purchase quality food items from countries like Australia and NZ who have some of the strictest food standards and quarantine practices in the world, both countries have had almost zero outbreaks in the last 40yrs

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Abe has promised that no Japanese farmers will be worse off if exposed to cheaper food imports. Subsidies will be paid to protect them.

So for taxpayers to access cheeper and broader choice of foods more tax money gets spent on farmers who can't supply cheep and varied foods? Taxpayers again are forced to pay for unprofitable businesses. It's no wonder taxes rise when the government lavish the country's income on so many quaint useless dead industries. Will we get butter, potatoes year round this year? Will the exorbitant price of rice change? Not to worry JA will get massive amounts of tax payer money to stay afloat. Who needs to be compedative when your pockets are full of unaccountable public funds.

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> Ganbare Japan!Today  11:10 am JST

Nonsense. Japan is the Leader of the TPP and will ensure the best standards in the world. No GM, No growth homone in food. iFurthermore, PM Abe has promised that no Japanese farmers will be worse off if exposed to cheaper food imports. Subsidies will be paid to protect them.

I've got a little list with all Promises Made and Broken by abe on the campaign.

Build a military base in Senkakus islands = LIE

Abe promised not to sign TPP agreement= LIE

He promised not to embrace borderless policies= LIE

Abe broke all campaign promises one after another and keep to pretend to be a conservative politician for his believers . LOL

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Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo

For what?

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TPP is pure poison. Actually Japan and other First World Countries has been toward lower tariffs for goods and services, TPP is all about borderless policies and weaker food safety standards.

Nonsense. Japan is the Leader of the TPP and will ensure the best standards in the world. No GM, No growth homone in food. iFurthermore, PM Abe has promised that no Japanese farmers will be worse off if exposed to cheaper food imports. Subsidies will be paid to protect them.

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Meat and Milk with growth hormones, antibiotics, Genetically Modified Food ... No thanks

oh please Australia & NZ livestock are treated far better than Japanese livestock could every dream,

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"Australia and NZ who have some of the strictest food standards"

Really? Then how do you explaining the following:

1)Strawberry needle contamination sparks federal investigation

2)Fake honey scandal widens to Australian-sourced brands

3) Needles found in supermarket grapes in Australia months after strawberry scandal

4)Disease similar to mad cow disease claims life in Queensland

A PERSON has died in Queensland after ­contracting a rare illness similar to mad cow disease.

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Unfortunately for the other countries we have the upper hand due to a protected, agriculture and. automotive plus bearrcuracy on a lot of imported things. Other markets would find things to overpriced from our end to export.

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TPP is all about borderless policies and weaker food safety standards.

compared to what, Japan? all the food scandals in Japan, madcow, pigflue , bird flu, foot in mouth diseases. Japan should be thankful they can now purchase quality food items from countries like Australia and NZ who have some of the strictest food standards and quarantine practices in the world, both countries have had almost zero outbreaks in the last 40yrs

Meat and Milk with growth hormones, antibiotics, Genetically Modified Food ... No thanks

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TPP is pure poison. Actually Japan and other First World Countries has been toward lower tariffs for goods and services, TPP is all about borderless policies and weaker food safety standards.

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