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Posted in: Japan prepares for digital currency, in line with China and others See in context

China created their Digutal Yuan because of USA sanctions and Dollar control of SWIFT (international transfers between currencies). And the Digital Yuan is tied to the Yuan so they are 1:1 equal. CBDC has nothing to do with credit cards, making payments with your phone, or replacing SUICA cards. CBDC are being created to avoid using the Dollar for large international money transfers.

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Posted in: Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project See in context

Honda had such a lead in Hydrogen fuel-cell cars starting in 1999. The FCX clarity was available to the public from 2008-2014. It just could never get traction in the market.

https://hondanews.eu/eu/lv/cars/media/pressreleases/838/production-begins-for-the-new-honda-fcx-clarity-fuel-cell-vehicle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_FCX

Hydrogen is a better long term technology, and I'm glad to see this being given some effort again.

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Posted in: Defense Ministry seeks record ¥5.49 tril budget See in context

Cricky can you share info on how the new Howa rifle is co-developed with H&K? All I can find is about the HK SFP9/VP9 and how the new rifle is called the Howa Type20. It does look really good though.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/05/18/first-look-japanese-armys-new-type-20-rifle/

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Posted in: Japan to seek record defense budget under Suga See in context

I'm just glad to see Japan has decided to develop their own domestic stealth fighters (money remains in Japan, helps build domestic technology and production) rather than just sending the money overseas buying more F35s.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/07/09/japan-unveils-timeline-for-indigenous-fighter-jet-program/

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