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Posted in: New round of TPP talks to begin in Vietnam See in context

These TTP and TTIP ( across the Atlantic) talks are not really about free trade but about the rules and regulations by which trade is conducted.

Already there are courts where multinational corps sue governments for billions in alleged lost profits due to change of those countrys laws. Example cases are Australia vs. Big tobacco for printing drastic warnings on every cig paket. Germany vs. an electric utility multi for phasing out nucs. Equador vs. big oil for leaving a mess after decades of drilling... 500 cases pending in courts without precedent already.

This is only one aspect of these monster TTP agendas. Somehow it seems only big corps are set to gain. The secrecy surrounding the talks is another question mark.

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Posted in: Japan imports 2,000 tons of whale meat from Iceland, Greenpeace says See in context

Who is importing?

"Japan is importing" does not really show the structures.

This is not Japan vs. Greenpeace. It is lobby vs. World opinion.

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Posted in: Toshiba net profit down 34% as it eyes Alstom's power grid unit See in context

After Mitsubishis stake in Tennets power transmission business it looks like JP corp. has clearer visions than JP politics.

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Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island See in context

Do you number 2 think you are?

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Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster See in context

Feuding neighbors?

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