I love that this is considered a newsworthy story
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People go for value in a downturn"
Consolidated revenue is acutally slidely down (-0.6% yoy), which is still good considering the overall economic situation. Sales in Japan have increased but international sales are down by 7.2% (yoy). It appears that increase in profit comes largely from cutting advertisement cost.
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Japan can print its own money. Virtually every other country has its printing presses running full steam right now so inflation isn't a problem.
Review economics 101
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Too big to fail?
Not a government bailout, dummy
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Everyone is complaining about 60+'s for being responsible for the majority of incidents. But they acutally make up more than 30% of the population, so with 25% of the incidents they are underrepresented.
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stimulus measures to buoy the economy after an upcoming consumption tax hike
Cripple the economy first by raising taxes and then pump taxpayers' money back into it to absorb the negative effects of the tax increases. Create a problem and offer the solution.
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