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Posted in: Bank of Japan ends negative interest rate policy, opting for its first hike in 17 years See in context

More of the same but in a slightly different shade. Grim outlook for the yen

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Posted in: Nissan, Honda to explore partnership in electric vehicles See in context

Hope they can stick it Toyota! Go Honda!

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Posted in: Thai tourist hotspot Chiang Mai tops world's most polluted cities See in context

That's sad. Used to be beautiful place with nots of nature a few crowds

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Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea? See in context

I would assume it's because China and Korea were the main victims of the atrocities committed by the Japanese during WW2. Comment of the day comes from someone who clearly has never read up on WW2 history.

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Posted in: Japan's Space One Kairos rocket explodes right after lift-off See in context

Disappointing but no surprise

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet support rate hits fresh low at 20% See in context

Families are feeling poor and the economy is vulnerable. Kishida is clueless and was chosen for his status quo stance so there is no surprise. Clinging to it's Showa mentality while the world passes by.

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Posted in: Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000 for first time, as investors await China political meeting See in context

Gives the BOJ the option to unload their massive ETF holdings

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting wife after argument over sharing household chores See in context

This situation highlights Japan's culture of gender expectations and the inflexibility to adapt to modern times. Could be one reason fewer young people are choosing to stay single, hence declining birth rates

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Posted in: Tokyo stock market reaches uncharted territory, but where to next? See in context

History is always good predictor

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Posted in: Half of Japanese firms see another Trump presidency as risk, poll shows See in context

East Asia has long taken advantage of America's free markets while restricting their own. Another Trump presidency is a shift from this which is why some might be uncomfortable. Sobering for some I suppose

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Posted in: Japan's Nikkei closes at all-time high, breaking bubble era record See in context

Keyword "BUBBLE"

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Posted in: Japan finance minister says may have to skip G20 meet due to domestic issues See in context

He doesn't want to be questioned about Japan's absurd monetary policy and currency interventions. US has indirectly voiced their opposition towards Japan's manipulation/ interventions through the IMF.

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Posted in: Japan's exports surge nearly 12% in January in 2nd straight month of gains See in context

Imports are down as domestic consumption is down. Stagflation is eroding salaries as anyone with a yen base salary is feeling poor. In addition, Japan is importing inflation with its loss monetary policy worsening the outlook for the SME's. Record asset prices in the Nikkei, real estate and JGB market while the economy is in a technical recession is great indicator of another asset bubble. Let's hope Japan can avoid a 1990's style crash. History might not repeat itself it sure does rhyme.

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Posted in: British Post Office scandal victim wants Fujitsu to be 'open, honest' See in context

Horrible what happens to those postmasters. Fujitsu should absolutely be held cable culpable. Absolutely Shameful

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Posted in: Fujitsu in firing line over UK Post Office scandal See in context

Another Japanese company scandal being underreporting back at home. Usual playbook

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Posted in: Japan likely to send 1st astronaut to moon under U.S.-led project See in context

Misleading headline. More like Japan is negotiating the fee with the US to ferry a Japanese astronaut. The Japanese space exploration program is like many other Japanese industry, decades behind.

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Posted in: Biden believes U.S. Steel sale to Japanese company warrants 'serious scrutiny' See in context

Steel is national security so scrutiny is to be expected

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Posted in: In buying Toshiba, a little-known fund takes on Japan Inc's toughest job See in context

JIP is a government back fund and is METI's effort to keep it Japanese. Toshiba is a money losing business with a long history of financial scandals. Skeptical of a turn around

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Posted in: Thousands of tons of dead sardines, mackerel wash ashore in northern Japan See in context

What a coincidence! Not good for the J-government's narrative

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Posted in: Toyota selling part of Denso stake to raise cash to develop electric vehicles See in context

This reminds me of how Japan's consumer electronics industry lost its dominance as it was too focused on hardware whereas in the west or the US, the emphasis was more on code or software. With EV's being a computer and a battery with four wheels, I'm wondering if the Japanese auto industry is next? Keep in mind EV's use 1/3 the number of parts compared to IC. Japan's auto OEMs are in my opinion more like auto part companies rather than just auto companies.

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Posted in: Japan detects season's first bird flu case; to cull 40,000 birds: NHK See in context

Egg prices will jump again!

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Posted in: Figure skating icon Hanyu announces divorce; blames slander, stalking See in context

Blaming others for your failed marriage. Sounds like a narcissist

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Posted in: Japan's trade deficit shrinks 70% to ¥662.5 bil in October See in context

Japan is facing big hurdles such as the decline in China's economy and lackluster domestic market. The yen is a reflection of the deteriorating fundamentals in Japan.

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Posted in: Cannabis-derived gummies probed after 9 fall ill in Tokyo See in context

Not derived but synthetics.

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Posted in: Kishida rules out dissolving lower house this year See in context

Desperate to keep his job

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Posted in: Japan's April-Sept current surplus triples to record ¥12.7 tril See in context

Due to the worthless yen

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Posted in: Support for Kishida's cabinet hits record-low 28%: poll See in context

Anyone paid in yen is feeling poor. No surprise Kishida's popularity is low

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Posted in: Kishida unveils ¥17 trillion stimulus package as poll numbers slump See in context

Bandaids which won't stick nor resolve the root problems of stagflation.

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Posted in: Japan 'on standby' to take all possible steps amid yen decline See in context

History repeating itself. With a far weaker economy and larger asset bubble, this will be one for the textbooks

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Posted in: G7 calls for immediate repeal of bans on Japanese food, pressing China See in context

What we put into our bodies is a personal choice. Why so pushy?

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