SK, you reap what you sow. What exactly did you expect?
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So the plan is not to improve infrastructure to meet rising demands, but instead to raise tolls to lower demand.
In related news, trains packed like sardines, already running near 200% capacity will not be upgraded. Instead, the solution is to ask companies to stagger their work hours.
Meanwhile, let's spend more money on fighter jets.
What brilliant logic.
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This is a win-win for everyone but the Japanese taxpayers. It makes Trump look like a good salesman, while at the same time Abe ensures the JA vote by not having to open domestic markets to competition in order to reduce the trade imbalance.
Meanwhile, many schools still cannot afford air conditioning.
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Its 2019 in supposedly one of the most educated countries in the world. With the 3rd highest GDP in the world. How does this stuff happen?
Yeah, one would think this could easily be avoided. OTOH, although Japan has the 3rd highest GDP, it ranks 25-30th in terms of GDP per capita (better indicator of standard of living), so it's not too surprising.
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Glad to see our tax money going to good use. Maybe after the tax hike, next year's visit can be even more elaborate. The level of subservience is downright embarrassing.
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"Gross domestic product expanded an annualized 2.1%, but the biggest driver was imports falling even faster than exports, which meant that net exports technically fueled growth in the economy. Declining imports is a sign of weakness in demand, so the GDP figure is somewhat misleading."
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Very good for a 127 Milliion people country.
With most of those 127 million traveling regularly by train, foot, or bike; and not by car.
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It's 5 pm, yet there's no dinner clock ticking in Japan because: (1) the husband has mandatory unpaid overtime, and won't be home until 11 pm; (2) the kids have cram school and won't be home until 9 pm; and (3) there is no room in the typical micro fridge and micro kitchen in a micro Japanese house to store all of the mentioned food items.
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Trump's sanctions on Iran are simply another hissy fit to spite Obama's deal. Now, thanks to spineless Abe, everyone in Japan will be paying the price, in an already stagnant economy. Unbelievable.
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Just a tactic by Trump to deflect attention away from his crimes at home.
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