Speaking of the food shortages, the EU offered Russia a deal to unblock Ukraine grain exports and unsanction Russian fertilizer. The Russians said "no thank you".
-11 ( +4 / -15 )
More inflation for us. Thanks for that.
10 ( +18 / -8 )
Even on a cloudy day like this my solar panels are at over 30% of what I get on a good day but my room lighting will be run off the power that I have gained from today’s sun.
There are vast industrial areas all over Japan with large factory roofs, stadiums and car parks that don’t have a single panel on them.
The use of solar is so underutilised in Japan that it makes Japan look like a joke!
Solar has enormous potential but it takes a very large amount of energy to make solar panels and then batteries to store the power. It has potential but is some years or some decades away from replacing fossil fuels.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
The sanctions only effect the Japanese people. Eventually Zalenskyy will surrender and Ukraine will be a neutral country, as it should be.
Minus the east of the country up to and including Kiev and south to the border of Moldova. As it should be. The Russian province of Ukraine was always about the same size as Hungary, Romania or Czechoslovakia. Until first Lenin and the Bolsheviks and then Stalin increased it's size by a factor of 4.
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Respectfully, Russia’s annual inflation rate climbed to 17.8% in April, up from 16.7% the previous month. It was the highest reading since January. On a monthly basis, prices increased by 1.56%.
Sounds about right. Inflation in Russia has pretty much come to a screeching halt while it's only getting started in Japan, North American and Europe in particular.
-8 ( +6 / -14 )
It's official! Inflation in Russia 0.1% per week and still falling. In line with levels before the liberation of the Ukraine began. Russia is crushing Japan, the EU and North America in the economic war. And the Uni Qlo, Ikea and etc stores will never be allowed to reopen in Russia.
-9 ( +7 / -16 )
Like the general public would have any say in whether Putin decided to invade.
Maybe because the general public knows that if Finland doesn't join NATO, there is zero chance of a Russian invasion. If Finland joins NATO, there are no guarantees about anything. Will the Russians do nothing? Will they obliterate Finland? Will they invade Finland? Who knows? The only certainty is that the general public knows joining NATO will have a severely detrimental effect on the security of Finland.
-24 ( +3 / -27 )
Ukraine not only withstood the invasion but is now counter-attacking...the Russian economy is in a free-fall
NATO authored political erotica. On the military front, Kherson oblast is about to officially become part of Russia and Ukraine is shoveling conscripts into Donbass to be slaughtered and the Russians are still moving forward with minimal civilian causalities. They don't want to kill soon to be Russian citizens.
On the economic front, I think even the most optimistic couldn't have guessed the Russian economy would hold up so well while the collective West is rapidly falling into an economic black-hole.
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Without delay, i.e. before the general public can have any say in the matter.
-18 ( +5 / -23 )
Capitalism and the US occupation is going to spell the end of Japanese culture.
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