China may cozy up to Japan to tackle economic slump, but faces hurdles
Which has a stronger economy,
The japanese economy has been in the doldrums since the bubble burst in the early 90s yet there is always that tendency to play up the J-economy and the thinking that the economy of other countries will have to rely on Japan. It is with this type of living on past glory that nothing has been done for over thirty years to stimulate growth and increase workers wages and standard of living all the while those countries that were said will rely on Japan have grown without relying on Japan.
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If you are on kokumin nenkin you get 67K yen a month which is not even enough for rents. Most people will like to look the other and pretend Japan hasn't poverty issues or groups that have fallen off welfare.
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2022 will go down in history as the year of random killings and blood letting. While the west and it's allies are too busy trying to contain Russia and China, the THUGS of the world are seizing this opportunity to carry out their EVIL acts.
The west and it's allies are not busy anywhere just a flimsy excuse the fact is they have never cared, don't care, will never care about the lives of people from that part of the world and others. The hypocrisy is just too clear that even the blind can see and if you cannot see the obvious disparity of the reporting and condemnation then you are not any different from the perpetuators.
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How do you compare Russian war crimes compared to NATO?
Nato is invading which country?
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Other cities have already fallen or been surrounded since Russia invaded its neighbor on Feb 24, with civilians targeted in what the United Nations warned could amount to war crimes.
Could amount to war crimes, so invading a sovereign country and killing civilians even if inadvertently isn't war crimes ? Then what really constitutes war crimes?. Why has Putin not been classified as a war criminal, what are they waiting for.
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That's because there wasn't any export ban. Japan gave South Korea a special favorable treatment by putting them on their expprt "white list".
Thanks for letting me know that it was fake news. That there was no export curbs and SK did not retaliate by not sharing GSOMIA.
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No mention of Abe's export ban or the writer doesn't see it as also a reason for the strained relation.
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And for those who think Japan can just grow more wheat, the climate in Japan in not suitable for growing wheat for pan bread, wheat grown in Japan is mostly low quality winter wheat used for local noodle production. The high humidity and rain does not help the production of high quality wheat in Japan.
Australian Hard, ND HRS, US WW and CWRS are imported for pan breads. Australian Premium White is imported for high quality fresh and instant noodles and U.S. Western White is imported for cakes and cookies.
Durum is also almost all sourced from North America and almost impossible to grow in Japan because of fusarium head blight.
Any farm or dairy product labeled as produced in Hokkaido automatically becomes the safest, most delicious
and best product that everyone is willing to pay a premium to eat. Hokkaido Produce is a magic word.
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The inevitable is coming, Time for the U.S. to start embarrassing the Russian military, Couple of dog fights in the sky should do it. The U.S. can finish this mess we call Putin's Russia in a few short days.
People are dying, not a joking matter. The U.S. couldn't even handle the Taliban.
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Prediction: The gaijins are going down, and the Japanese will get off scot-free. Just saying.
The prosecutors and judges might read your post and do the unlikely just to prove you wrong like setting the gaijins free and prosecuting only the Japanese.
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If they don't like it, they can take out Putin. Problem solved for everybody.
Why didn't you make the same statement when GB invaded Iraq and inflicted deaths and carnage on Iraqis.
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Hino is investigating whether engine certification malpractice took place before 2016. It said a third-party inquiry will be conducted into the causes of the matter including scrutiny of its corporate culture.
Hino investigating itself. How assuring indeed.
I know I will be hard on myself and will do a good job investigating myself.
Only a non functioning brain can think self investigation is possible
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Liu Sitong of China took bronze as the only other racer to complete the course, with four of the seven entrants either crashing or missing a gate.
How can an olympic event be allowed to take place with only 7 entrants.
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Sony is leaving on past glory, the company is no longer innovative like
many people like to think.
I don't see this joint venture taking off and being a top player in the electric
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I am afraid nothing will change, there are just too many Japanese that
when they see a non Japanese name they automatically develop a brain
freeze and cannot think right and look at the case from that Us versus Them
angle. Even the most basic thinking or common sense escapes their memory.
The distrust of foreigners runs so deep, it will take centuries for a little progress
to be made.
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Thank you, and while at it pass some onto the Syrian Freedom Fighters!!!
Are Syrians white ?
If they are then they will be getting some. If not then they suffer
the same fate like the Palestinians.
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They cited tensions in the Athletes Village.
And the solution was complete ban of athletes who had no say in what their mad leader does, the about turn a day after is clear indication that the IPC was pressured by some countries. By the way, was the U.S ever banned from any olympics when GB decided to lie and invade a sovereign nation called Iraq leading to the death of millions of iraqi citizens. Who really cares they are not europeans and are disposable lesser lives.
Talk about brainwashing.
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No doubt that Russia has committed a huge error and even China distancing itself from Putin's actions after realizing that there is still unity and power in the EU/US alliance.
How has China distanced itself ?
Abstaining from voting is like voting against. A wise move by China which is thinking only about its interest.
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If Japan were actually in any sense fiscally responsible (and saw debt as a moral issue as Germany does) taxes would be so much higher than they currently are. BOJ bonds have been the LDP's solution to everything for over 20 years
The issue is not whether taxes are higher or not but rather whether the money collected is wisely used and for the benefit of all and not a select few. While you are at it why not compare medical, educational, pension remuneration, food, highway tolls and other living expenses between Germany and Japan, just to remind you Germany took in 1M refugees and Japan 15
Ask yourself which is doing more for the international community.
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However, there are no details on who and how will get money.
Probably this will land in the big firms' pockets or friends of friends, and at the end of the day, we will have to pay more for gas&electricity anyway.
The details are known if you listened to the local news, the money is going to distributors lije before the amount of subsidy per litre will be increased from 5 yen to 25 yen. As we all know the benefits won't trickle down to consumers.
The most infuriating thing is the media that just reads the news in passing without digging deep to educate the masses and reveal the truth. The worst media on the planet.
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Curling? Seriously? It’s more entertaining watching my elderly mother sweep the floor!
I almost broke a rib from the good laugh.
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But if you had to pick two countries where it was always doable and where you wouldn’t have doubts that they could pull it off — it’s those two."
Doable because those two don't give a damn about their general population but special interest.
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Perhaps the guy should be applauded. The incredibly slow rollout of the third booster in Japan is not proving a big problem because natural immunity from omicron is proving far better than any vaccine. Check out the recent speech by Bill Gates where he fully admitted this fact already proven by various research. He noted how Africa which has no COVID problem with very little vaccination was saved by this.
How do you expect Takeda, Daiichi Sankyo and the big trading companies to make money.
Boosters after booster will always be needed so that the big companies are rewarded for their
support of the LDP and bureaucrats for affording them with a place to descend to with fat salaries
when they retire.
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The new package of sanctions include export controls on high-tech products such as semiconductors, a freeze on assets held by Russian banks, and a suspension of visa issuance for certain Russian individuals and entities.
What a joke.
semiconductors, when Japan itself is suffering from acute semiconductor shortage.
who is Kishida trying to deceive here.
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Lets take to the streets and rejoice as our livelihood will get better
with the rebound.
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Police said the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, forced his way into the second-floor apartment belonging to Shuko Shibata, at around 6:10 p.m. last Monday, Fuji TV reported.
Hope the victim a speedy and full recovery. Cannot be named because he is a minor even after trying to kill and left a victim in very serious condition meanwhile a 15 year old suspected of taking performance enhancing drug is followed by hoarde of journalist, images splashed over the internet, talk of almost all media and put to shame by the media. Strange times. Strange world.
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The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 87, unchanged from Saturday
.....and that, of course, is the only figure that matters. 87 out of 15 million, i.e. de facto nothing.
Have you ever your mind to work and wonder why the number of serious cases in Tokyo the most populated and congested city with about one-tenth of the population is comparatively low ? The number for the rest of the country is 1477 while Tokyo is just 87. Ok, let me help you. It is because Tokyo is using a criteria tbat yields a low number that is Tokyo does not count people in ICU as serious cases only those on ventilators and ecmo whereas most prefectures follow the government criteria of counting those in ICU.
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The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet remained almost unchanged at 56.6 percent, but some of his recent COVID-19 responses drew mixed reactions in a Kyodo News survey released Sunday.
Imagine what the rate would have been without his popular xenophobic covid policy of
banning entry of new foreigners into Japan that was very popular with the nationals.
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Even low- to mid-income countries don't use Sinovacs anymore - it has lower efficacy compared to other vaccines https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3174162/china-was-worlds-biggest-covid-19-vaccine-exporter-not-any China…