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YankeeXOct. 15, 2014 - 07:35AM JST
What do you expect when your export business account for only 15 % of GDP. The weak yen has only helped the large multinationals which generate revenues overseas with repatriating profits. Corporate Japan! This government has no idea and is digging a deeper hole with all the printing and asset purchases. Artificially propping the markets with ReIT and ETF purchases. When Kuroda eventually will tapers due to BOj and JGB credibility issues, watch out DOOM day!
Posted in: Concerns growing within ruling party over weak yen
YankeeXSep. 19, 2014 - 04:47PM JST
I might agree with Japan if people were actually eating it. I can only assume some corrupt officials pockets are getting fat and this sham is to spite the west. Waste of tax payers money and puts a negative light on Japan.
Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution
YankeeXJun. 25, 2014 - 02:55PM JST
The teams potential might have been reached and is considering jumping ship. This announcement is a bit quick though and might come off as insensitive.
Posted in: Zaccheroni undecided on future after Japan's World Cup exit
YankeeXJun. 25, 2014 - 02:44PM JST
The Japanese media were too optimistic to the point of setting unrealistic expectations for the Japanese public. Either way they tried their best.
Posted in: Japanese fans drown sorrows after World Cup exit
YankeeXMay. 29, 2014 - 03:37PM JST
Shame. 18 and 19 year olds are no longer kids and the fact that it was multiple incidences implicates the malicious nature. Ok maybe not prison but I hope something is done.
Posted in: 3 youths arrested for throwing eggs at foreign students in Saga
YankeeXMay. 27, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
Abe is wishing up in not visiting Yasakuni! US has advised him that this cemetery is a more similar comparasion to Arlington!
Posted in: Abe honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery
YankeeXMay. 22, 2014 - 09:05PM JST
And it will drop 2% tomorrow
Posted in: Stocks close 2.11% higher
YankeeXMay. 22, 2014 - 09:04PM JST
Can't believe they call themselves a research center. There are over a dozen things that could be done e.g. corporate governance and deregulations just to name a few. Hiring babysitters is NOT going to cure Japan's economic problems. Pathetic
Posted in: To allow women to work to their full capacity, we will have to bring in people from Southeast Asia to help with childcare and housework.
YankeeXMay. 22, 2014 - 06:25PM JST
Forget it Japan. Stop wasting America's time and focus on reforming your bloated LEACHING agricultural system.
Posted in: TPP talks to intensify, but no accord yet
YankeeXApr. 25, 2014 - 06:53PM JST
A bit confused on what was successful as well as being historic?
Posted in: Abe says he achieved 'historic' success with Obama
YankeeXApr. 09, 2014 - 03:04PM JST
No surprise. Japan wants their cake and eat it too. Too many long established vested interests. As the third largest economy with so many multinationals it's a shame as their is so much potential. Apparently tradition in Japan means no change.
Posted in: Japan, fresh from Australia pact, says U.S. trade talks difficult
YankeeXApr. 09, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
Abenomics's allure stemmed from long awaited structural reforms. QE and dismal fiscal spending is far from enough to pull Japan out. The Japanese equity market is limp along with quality demand side inflation. It's no surprise as foreign investments flee
Posted in: IMF cuts Japan growth forecast; issues warning over Abenomics
YankeeXApr. 04, 2014 - 06:37PM JST
I read a lot about how Japanese food and autos are superior to that of overseas. I'm not arguing whether that's true nor accurate but if that was, why not open up the markets? Let the consumers decide!
Posted in: U.S. steps up pressure on Japan to make good on trade promises
YankeeXMar. 31, 2014 - 10:07PM JST
Finally. Stating the obvious though!
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
YankeeXFeb. 16, 2014 - 08:18PM JST
Cut taxes for corporations and tax the people.
Posted in: Abe keen to cut corporate tax rate, says Suga
YankeeXFeb. 16, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
They should be asking him to resign. Wasting tax payers money on an election which proves nothing since he would win out of default.
YankeeXDec. 26, 2013 - 03:01PM JST
Wow. On the anniversary of Mao ZeDong's birthday too. Abe is flashing his true colors more and more. To bad for Japanese carmakers!
Posted in: Abe visits Yasukuni shrine; calls it pledge against war
YankeeXNov. 25, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
Abe didn't help by warning of shoot down Chinese drones. This very well could escalate the point of no return. Pride should be up on the back burner.
Posted in: Abe calls China's air defense zone 'dangerous'
YankeeXAug. 29, 2013 - 02:04PM JST
Every nation white washes their history but some do it more than others.
Posted in: Japan voices irritation at Ban's comments
YankeeXJun. 19, 2013 - 11:39PM JST
Suicide is not on the decline. In Japan, a suicide is only a suicide upon examination by a medical examiner aka a doctor. Otherwise, it is not. The reported cases of suicide is inaccurate due to the over burdened healthcare system. Either way, it's very sad.
Posted in: No. of suicides drops below 30,000 for first time in 15 years
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:38AM JST
I've already seen a trailer for this movie. I wonder if it was fake or something.…
Posted in: 'Star Wars' trailer to be released this week
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
I can't wait to hear the anti-gun zealots comment on this story. After all, personal firearms…
Posted in: Man fires shots into ex-wife's apartment in Yokohama
Everyone have some skill, So find it and utilize it.
Posted in: Do you think Japan should allow immigration by unskilled workers?
Great article. Everyone who has bought, or intends to buy, a home in Japan should read…
Posted in: Cultural lessons in housing and construction
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
He promised to implement policies that would benefit the middle class.
I'd like to see an…
Posted in: DPJ takes aim at 'Abenomics'