Gov't hails upbeat economic data as turning point

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    Wakarimasen

    Hurrah!!

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    Onniyama

    Seeing as how the Abe government came in at the end of December, wouldn't this be attributable to the Noda government? J media is always supporting the LDP. It gets tiresome.

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    Takumi Saito

    The production could up more than that if Toru Hashimoto was president.

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    Disillusioned

    Nice to see them taking credit for the previous government's achievements. These mullets weren't even in power till the end of December.

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    Yubaru

    This is typical for spin doctors in any country.

    How much does anyone want to bet that these numbers would have been different if Noda were still in power. We have to trust the government about this and other economic information as well and being skeptical of this governments ability to disseminate accurate information for all we know it's BS.

    I'll believe the economy is getting better when I see less people lined up at opening time at my local pachinko parlor.

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    Wakarimasen

    LDP already making a difference.

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    tmarie

    The country celebrates while the rest of the world watches in shock and disbelief. Man, the crash of reality is really going to hit a lot of surprised folks hard.

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    smithinjapan

    Abe is pushing very hard for some semi-decent short-term results, but this nation is going to crash very, very hard in not even the long term. The defecit created by Abe and Co. to get even this far has been phenomenal, and the amount of bonds out there is exponentially higher than the income tax generated nation-wide -- and they are not showing any signs of reigning in the spending.

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    Onniyama

    smithinjapan. You sure said something there about reigning in spending. This is true with so many governments. It is awful. Japan should be able to balance its books simply from that 25 Yen tax it has on a litre of gasoline. I agree with those above that Japan IS going to crash.

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    Yubaru

    Abe is pushing very hard for some semi-decent short-term results,

    Because of the upcoming upper house elections, if he can get a majority there for the LDP everyone better hang on for what WILL be a bumpy ride.

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    tmarie

    So we all agree then that Japan is a ticking time bomb and that Abe is not helping in any way? Who'd have thunk it? ;)

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    tmtmsnb

    Congratulations Japan! Increased factory output numbers means growth in muscles, not fats; means industry starts ordering equipments, not retreating; means people in general and businessmen in particular have confidence in Abe, resulting in a strong leadership, a must for the country at present; and above all, it could mean the dawn of the next generation manufacturing process: ----humanized machine doing the jobs of millions of Chinese laborers.

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    Yubaru

    Congratulations Japan! Increased factory output numbers means growth in muscles, not fats; means industry starts ordering equipments, not retreating; means people in general and businessmen in particular have confidence in Abe,

    Jeez another Abe disciple, but one without a grip on the facts.

    These numbers have ZERO to do with Abe, zero, nada, nothing....it's because of the prior administration.

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