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Posted in: Brexit accelerating Japanese exodus from UK: analysts See in context

Apologies .......3.1 Provisions under the agreement to Agricultural goods is located within the

Bruegel/INTA The EU - Japan

Economic Partnership Agreement impact assessment........

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Posted in: Brexit accelerating Japanese exodus from UK: analysts See in context

Did political expediency play a prominent role in securing a Economic Partnership Deal with Japan?

Did the need to send a message to the Trump administration that the EU/Japan co-operation, basically that it is essential to forge a strong rules based global trading alliance, in essence closer political ties, took precedence over the paramount importance to pay close attention to the quality and detailed framework of the agreement.

The Japanese delegation, negotiators and Government has landed a remarkably favourable and propitious deal.....

Scroll down to 3.1 Provisions under the agreement to Agricultural goods, JA is still fully protect with a vague set of formal and informal NTBs. also it is unclear how the agreement fully addresses divergent standards, and especially the traditional keiretsu partnership supply system.

Outside of Honda proposed “optimising” production in Turkey to assess production, assembly or storage of electric vehicles in 2021/2, all manufacturing and assembly will transfer to Japan. Essential to keep tight reign of costs

Furthermore Japan Banks have significant stock of investment in UK financial services. The cost of

subsidiarity branch operations are eye watering costly to hedge loss of diversification benefit.

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: texts of the agreement

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684

Bruegel/INTA The EU - Japan

Economic Partnership Agreement impact assessment.

http://bruegel.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/EXPO_STU2018603880_EN.pdf

Impact of loss of mutual market access in financial services across the EU27 and UK

https://www.pwc.co.uk/financial-services/assets/pdf/impact-of-brexit-on-fs-in-europe.pdf

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Posted in: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism See in context

Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, Anne Coffey, Gavin Shuker, Chuka Umunna, Angela Smith. Only three names out of the silly seven I can honesty say I am familiar with.

Ghastly timing, just when one thought Theresa May luck had run out.

A further thirty could well face deselection, no surprises when more follow.

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Posted in: Honda to close UK car plant in 2022 with loss of 3,500 jobs See in context

Honda is consolidating all European manufacturing/production to Japan. The Honda Factory in Turkey is closing too. Toyota could well follow suit. Consider the new EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, tariffs will fall from 10% to zero by 2027.

UK's withdrawal from the European Union would certainly affect supply chains, however the business model to build/assemble new and existing models in Europe just isn't viable.

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Posted in: S Korean parliament speaker compares Japan to 'brazen thief' See in context

Moon Hee-Sang is a bellowing big girls blouse, all hat, no cattle.

Moon Hee-Sang is also a meaningless irrelevance. If Bloomberg hadn't rattled his cage, he still be empting the ashtrays.

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Posted in: Japan to recognize indigenous Ainu people for first time See in context

Could it not be fortuitous timing to suggest that - Friday's bill to recognize the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people for the first time, after decades of discrimination against the group - be construed as offing the Government of japan a political means to an end.

An opportunity to link the repatriation of Ainu, 1956 Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration, and the sovereignty of the disputed Island chain?

Scott Harrison thesis pdf can be downloaded to the left of the link below.

The Indigenous Ainu of Japan and the "Northern Territories" Dispute

https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/2765

A wonderfully detailed history of the Ainu and culture........

https://www.tofugu.com/japan/ainu-japan/

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Posted in: Olympics minister apologizes for saying he was 'really disappointed' over Ikee's leukemia See in context

Why did Abe san allow Yoshitaka Sakurada anywhere near the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Yoshitaka Sakurada is the least qualified, totally unsuitable for such a role.

Think of the most inappropriate, ill judged statement a cabinet minster could make, and with near perfect timing Yoshitaka Sakurada will blurt it out.

Whole sections of the broadcast media appear to have had a empathy bypass.

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Posted in: Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men See in context

Dark glasses. Could that be a wig. with an accompanying false hooter?

Takayuki Akimoto san the day will come when Mother is going to put two and two together and figure out what Akimoto san gets up to, on or around, Valentines day.

Ten year masquerading downtown Tokyo as Ayatollah of the Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men is not going to end well.

Think of the neighbours.

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Posted in: Japan protests over S Korean lawmaker's remarks on emperor See in context

I am beginning to wonder if South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang isn't just an impertinent attention seeker.

Does Moon Hee-sang really warrant or deserve a response? Perhaps a more appropriate course of action would have been to just ignore Moon Hee-sang. What is Moon Hee-sang relevance?

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Posted in: Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men See in context

Romantic capitalism” soon to be overthrown by Comrade Cupid from the central charm planning authority. Where's a politburo of passion when you need one.

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

Hi, Ex_Res,

There is no escape, hiding place or denial from the horrors and acts of extreme brutality inflicted by the Empire and Imperial Japanese Forces. That can be said for any country.

Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1939-1945

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/prisoners-of-war-of-the-japanese-1939-1945

Above all there has to be process of reconciliation,.

Also, an understanding and recognition that modern day Japan, the people, the constitution, the renouncement of war is paramount to society, cherished, nurtured and prised above all things, certainly above the right wing politicians that dominate media attention. Unjustifiably

Learning early as a financial and economic research assistant for a number of UK politicians, supplementing my student loan, politics has little on no distinguishing ethics. It is a law unto itself when defining motives and agendas.

Why would the present relationship, diplomatic and political, between the Governments of japan and South Korean ameliorate to a more justificatory conclusion, from an arbitrary additional apology from Emperor Akihito?

That is both diplomatically and politically ludicrous, absurd

The present Japanese and South Korean governments could not be more diverse. One conservative, the other a left wing liberal progressive. Politicly the volatility associated with oxygen-oil.

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

Reconciliation will never be achievde by demanding politically motivated vengeful retribution.

Any political will is conspicuously absent.

Over 82% of population of modern day Japan were never present and the remainder barely infants and children. To demand in the 21st century, the Government and people of Japan be held legally accountable is totally without justification.

Malice, resentment, and the overwhelming desire to punish will never bring about reconciliation.

Only through a dignified exchange, education and understanding will achieve results..

Allied POW memorial unveiled in western Japan.....British Embassy Minister attends unveiling ceremony at reconciliation event in Nagasaki.........

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/allied-pow-memorial-unveiled-in-western-japan

Julia Longbottom, Minister at the British Embassy.......

Today’s ceremony is a moment to remember the fortitude and endurance of the Nagasaki Prisoners of War; as well as to celebrate the generosity of spirit that has made today’s act of reconciliation so moving and meaningful”

It’s a fantastic example of the impact that Japanese volunteers and civil society can have. All those who visited were deeply touched by the humanity and the warmth of their Japanese hosts. One visitor told me that coming to Japan for this event had ‘changed everything’. I found it an important reminder of the power of sharing information, and forging human relationships to achieve reconciliation”

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

Moon called Emperor Akihito "the son of the main culprit of war crimes,"

"If a person like that holds the hands of the elderly and says he's really sorry, then that one word will resolve matters once and for all," …....

The South Korean Government is not politically perusing reconciliation.

The tone implies ignominy, abasement. The request is a mockery of atonement. Filled with a spiteful loathing, vengeful retribution.

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Posted in: Prince Philip, 97, gives up license after car crash See in context

Through all Prince Philip gaffes, I admit to having a chuckle at, and from time to time the media dismiss or forgive as a nose up against political correctness.

Sorry but Prince Philip is in danger of being accused of having a streak of how dare you very much, unpleasant nasty selfish old man belligerence.

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

These endless rows over wartime history need the attention of a dedicated non political organisation charged with a remit to develop a more pragmatic approach through a joint understanding, that only a dignified exchange of views can a process be found for genuine reconciliation to begin.

To demand the humiliation of 85-year-old Emperor Akihito, is typical of the present South Korean Government that justifies wheeling out frail pensioners to provoke, inflame, and political poison future generations whether of Korean or Japanese descent.

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Posted in: Trump, not especially vigilant on diet, declared 'in very good health' See in context

Presidents Trumps waistline is peripheral.

If maybe you could read his mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.......

It is not only neck up that frightens, but shoulders down that pushes the button.

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

The fundamental element of negotiation is the existence of another party. This is not a game where only one party can win, like with a binary score of either 100 or 0. Compromise is inevitable. This is why negotiations should not be measured by a standard frame of mind or by any moral principles. No matter how unsatisfactory the results, any achievement, if made, should be seen objectively. This is the lesson I want to deliver through my book. ........Common ground SJ could begin here

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

Hi SJ both governments will only make there peace and find political common ground when both embraces a common political agenda.

May I humbly ask you to review

'1965 Korea-Japan agreement should be re-estimated'.....

http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/History/view?articleId=134245

Clause 1 of Article II of that agreement says, "The contracting parties confirm that the problem concerning properties, rights and interests of the two contracting parties and their nationals, including juridical persons, and concerning claims between the contracting parties and their nationals, including those provided for in Article IV, paragraph (a) of the Treaty of Peace with Japan signed in the city of San Francisco on September 8, 1951, is settled completely and finally."

There is no way around international treaties that by design normalise, re-established their diplomatic relationship.

The only way is through through a commission without fear or prejudice. .

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Posted in: U.S. Democrats float 'Green New Deal' to end fossil fuel era See in context

Ocasio Cortez Green New Deal Resolution......

https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=5731829-Ocasio-Cortez-Green-New-Deal-Resolution

All the best to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I won't pretend to share Alexandria political affiliations. Our ages are just a year and twenty seven days apart. I do respect and admire our generation showing strong political ambitions, even though Nancy Pelosi is a tad dismissive.

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in would be wise observing that Prime Minister Abe is a consummate career politician. Any"countermeasures" will be timed to achieve a clear political/economic, domestic/international agenda so to maximise the desired effect and objectives.

Launch the requested bilateral consultations. Moon Jae-in can come away the statesman, or the fool.

Prime Minister Abe is remarkably resilient in office.

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

I understand the "countermeasures" being considered by the Government of Japan could be the legislative codification of international diplomatic business protection.

Diplomatic Protection of Private Business Companies: Determining Corporate Personality for International Law Purposes........

https://academic.oup.com/bybil/article-abstract/61/1/155/328584?redirectedFrom=PDF

Corporate Nationality and the Diplomatic Protection of Multinational.......

https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2722&context=ilj

A third party tribunal could take an inordinate amount of time to arrange under the 1965 treaty dispute mechanism.

Correct codification would enable the Japan Judicial system to systematically seize, freeze, and monetize across entire sectors. I assume this would be a last resort. It's effect would be immediate and would in all probability escalate hostilities......

Japan may seize South Korean assets amid row over wartime labor

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/01/national/crime-legal/japan-may-seize-south-korean-assets-wartime-labor-issue/

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Posted in: EU rebuffs May; says no-plan Brexiteers deserve 'place in hell' See in context

President of the European Council Donald Tusk is a living breathing example of an appointee (The Eurocrat) without any noticeable democratic political accountability.

Donald Tusk suggestions attempt to legitimise a cynical and crass disrespect for elected government mandate.

As EU federalisation continues unabated the ability for national governments to legislate will wither away without the consent of the people.

"Leaving the EU is a democratic and not a nationalist argument”........Tony Benn

Benn was clear in his 80's diaries, “Britain is now, in law and in practice, a colony of this embryonic west European federal state”

Tusk tells May that Corbyn’s plan could break Brexit deadlock......

https://www.politico.eu/article/donald-tusk-tells-theresa-may-that-jeremy-corbyns-plan-could-break-brexit-withdrawal-plan-deadlock/

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Posted in: EU rebuffs May; says no-plan Brexiteers deserve 'place in hell' See in context

Below are the Irish Government revenue customs detailed Brexit research reports.....published 1st Aug 2018.

Please pay particular attention to

Ireland-uk-tax-and-customs-links pdf

brexit-and-the-consequences-for-irish-customs pdf

https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/information-about-revenue/research/research-reports/brexit.aspx

Sooner rather than later both the British and Irish governments will need to consider bi-lateral talks. Presumably before 29th March

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Posted in: EU rebuffs May; says no-plan Brexiteers deserve 'place in hell' See in context

Holding a referendum advocating withdrawal from the European Union?

I doubt any of the twenty seven remaining member states would even contemplate such a proposal.

But withdrawal from the Eurozone, I am not so sure.

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Posted in: Trump bets re-election on immigration, socialism See in context

Might be helpful to review President Trump address in its entirety.

Trump's full 2019 State of the Union address.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYj4cDmilxc

For the sake of enlightenment to define or at least characterise the economic and social systems, political socialist theories associated with President Trump's definition of socialism.

I don't believe President Trump fully comprehends either.

Maybe the answer can be found here.......

Barack Obama, Fabian Socialist.......

https://www.forbes.com/2008/11/03/obama-fabian-socialist-oped-cx_jb_1103bowyer.html#2e31fea317cd

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Posted in: EU rebuffs May; says no-plan Brexiteers deserve 'place in hell' See in context

Federalism is at the heart European Integration, the union, council and institutions, supranational in nature with little or no political mandate. That is not remotely politically, or culturally in UK interests.

There will undoubtedly be economic consequences. However to remain in such a union could have far reaching disastrous political ramifications for UK parliamentary lead democracy.

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Posted in: EU rebuffs May; says no-plan Brexiteers deserve 'place in hell' See in context

Blunder Tusk, certainly has a unique gift for dim-witted absurdity.

Tusks recent tweet waving a tiered cake server at Theresa May with the message “A cake perhaps? Sorry no cherries” is another example of Tusks cloddish idiocy.

More importantly reports indicate that Theresa May is considering delayed the final Brexit vote until the last week of February. I certainly would not bet against an extension to/of Article 50.

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Posted in: In view of the Brexit chaos, do you think referendums are a good idea? See in context

Referenda are or at least should be a valuable indicative element for democratic decision making.

Where membership of the EEC/EU is concerned a Referendum was called in 1975 produced a resounding yes vote to remain.

Archive: how the Guardian reported the 1975 EEC referendum

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/from-the-archive-blog/2015/jun/05/referendum-eec-europe-1975

However the 23rd June 2016 referendum, on whether the UK should remain an EU member has reversed the 1975 result.

Importantly, an perhaps tellingly, the UK or any member state cannot be half in, half out.

An impossible political fact for the UK parliamentary establishment to live with.

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Posted in: Japan too soft on sex offenders, vast majority of survey respondents say See in context

I find Kochi and Nagoya, a pleasant safe environment.

After one Gin and Tonic too many and foolishly leaving my handbag in the odd Izakaya. The item is returned with all contents intact.

I can leave my car and bicycle, and feel confident in the knowledge both will be awaiting my return without one up on bricks or the other minus it seat, handlebars, or any peripheral mechanical oily bits necessary to aid my journey home.

My home does not require a moat, or elevated observation posts. My Neighbours kindly look after my home and garden when I travel. My local Koban are polite and helpful, even giving the occasional salute when passing..

However these above reported assaults, bullying, and unthinkable acts of child abuse have to stop. The perpetrators held, and publicly, be seen to be held accountable for there actions. Frankly expunged from society.

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Posted in: Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry See in context

Hi Will Goode, on my UK visits I hiring two wheeled horse-drawn, **giddy up. **

Seriously though, Brexit will cause havoc with complex supply chains.

And I am still not convinced Brexit will happen at all.

Somehow Article 50 will be extended. In fact I read even if May's bag of nails withdrawal deal worms its way though parliament there is insufficient time to pass the necessary legislation.

What a shambles, or the whole country is being played for fools.

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