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firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 23, 2016 - 06:54AM JST
Do not know why.... but Russia somehow equates Olympic Medal Wins with Power overall. So winning a medal in the Olympics becomes extremely important.... to the point that they have cheated far too often to get them. The IOC needs to uphold the ban on Russians in order to protect the integrity of the Games.
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email@example.comJul. 22, 2016 - 02:50PM JST
@ Hideous.... disagree. If Japan wanted it could move all the U.S. personnel from the bases and replace them with Japanese military. But that would be less of a deterrent for the Chinese or Russians.... its one thing to attack a Japanese base.... quite another to attack a U.S. base.
Posted in: Gov't files new suit against Okinawa over base relocation
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 22, 2016 - 07:24AM JST
Print the money... instead of domestic stimulus.... use that money to bolster the Japanese pension system by buying $1 Trillion of stocks and bonds around the world that pay a good interest and dividends. The Yen would weaken then.
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email@example.comJul. 22, 2016 - 07:20AM JST
And this is what I've been saying forever..... Japan's central government wants the U.S. Bases in Okinawa. They realize that strategically having them there is very important to the overall defense of Japan itself, and considering that China is becoming increasingly pushy, they are needed now more than anytime in the last 70 years. If Japan did not want the bases.... the U.S. does not have enough clout keep them.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 21, 2016 - 10:12PM JST
Answer: In this modern day.... yes, the financial ministry is told that the country will issue more currency via a govt decision... more than is currently in circulation. As was said earlier.... you just can't print it under international accounting standards, you first need to issue Government Bonds or put something up as collateral.... something that has not been accounted for before with value that the Government Owns. The most current common way to do it is issue more Govt Debt. Every time Japan stimulates the economy or increases currency in circulation, it first needs to issue more Govt Debt / Bonds.... better known as JGB's or Japanese Govt Bonds. The same goes for the USA. The thing is 35% of U.S. Govt Bonds/ Debt is owned by foreign institutions. U.S. Dept is currently $19 Trillion, with $6.65 Trillion of that owned by foreign governments and institutions. Japanese JGB's are 10% foreign owned and those foreign entities, mostly European, own JGB's as an alternative to US Debt and expect very little return from it. Current total JGB's in issuance are estimated to be, in USD, $11 Trillion. Half that of the USA but much higher than the USA on a per capita basis. At this point in time when Japan issues more debt most is it is purchased by the BoJ. The major reason the Yen does not weaken when more JGB dept is issued is that a much higher of Japan's debt is domestic owned and does not influence markets beyond Japan's borders. Second is that Japan's monetary policy has no real bite around the world, and 3rd is that other Asian nations prefer to keep their currencies weak. Those 3 factors and more are why the Japanese Yen, continues to be strong despite ongoing dilution. Under common supply / demand and throwing in risk.... the Yen should not be around Y106 to the dollar but current global economic and trade conditions some how keep it at lofty levels. Much more can be said but I grow tired.
email@example.comJul. 21, 2016 - 01:44PM JST
Question.... do any of you know the mechanism used most widely to generate / print more currency? Governments cannot just "print" money.... something needs to be done first.. what?
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 21, 2016 - 12:43PM JST
Whoever wrote "just print money America does it all the time".... is right but there is a major difference between the USA printing money and Japan. To the point that when the USA does... it has a very large effect on the U.S. Dollar. Now... can any of you explain why there is little effect when Japan prints but a big effect when the USA does?
email@example.comJul. 21, 2016 - 08:28AM JST
Japan has been printing money for years.... but they've pretty much mainly been feathering the beds of domestic companies with little of it felt outside of Japan itself. End result, the Yen still stronger than it should be because the insulated domestic machine continues to chug along nicely. Now, if you fund Japan Bank to the tune of Y50 Trillion, and make it so that the money can only be used for foreign acquisitions, with extremely generous terms.... like 1st repayment does not start for 10 years and a fixed rate of 0.5% that starts on year 10. Well then the rest of the world is going to take notice.... and quickly clamor to weaken the Yen.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 21, 2016 - 07:49AM JST
Y3 Trillion is earmarked for Japan Bank... a government run bank, to be used for low cost funds to Japanese Companies. What that means is.... if you're a Japanese company and you want to expand operations or buy a foreign company, you now have access to a new $30 Billion fund. The interest rates will probably be less than 1% and terms will be extremely generous. Now... if it were me, I'd have earmarked about Y15 Trillion to Japan Bank and I would have also said there will be more coming. Why not.... Japan is just printing the money anyway, might as well give Japanese companies an endless supply of money for expansion and acquisitions. If that does not weaken the Yen, then just keep printing it.
email@example.comJul. 20, 2016 - 08:00AM JST
Love the new symbol..... now I know where to go for Human Soup.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 20, 2016 - 05:35AM JST
There's no need to fear..... money is cheap in Japan and.... no need to worry about paying it back. When is the last time you've heard of a large Japanese company defaulting on a loan and declaring bankruptcy? The govt just buys the company and puts it on life support.
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email@example.comJul. 19, 2016 - 07:32AM JST
Softbank currently has around $23 Billion in cash and securities, the company also has $104 Billion in debt on its books. After this deal they will probably have around $130 billion in debt and roughly $15 Billion in cash and securities. With interest rates so low in Japan and even PM Abe pushing for more borrowing.... forget about BREXIT, Japanese companies should be on a shopping spree.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 18, 2016 - 10:42PM JST
The deal still needs to be fully financed..... and SoftBank is already $100 Billion in debt. If the deal does go through... I'm quite interested to see how it will be structured and where the money is coming from.
Posted in: SoftBank to buy UK chip giant ARM for $32 bil
email@example.comJul. 18, 2016 - 06:36PM JST
And..... and.... SoftBank does not really have the money to pay for this deal. Well I shouldn't say that, because SoftBank is a Japanese company.... and basically Japanese banks never seem to call in bad performing loans. SoftBank said hey, lets take advantage of all the cheap and easy money we can. Lets borrow and borrow until we're too big to fail.... and if we do.... no big deal, some government program will support us. I'll give SoftBank credit.... wait bad choice of words... I'll give SoftBank accolades for realizing it can borrow money and buy tangible assets with little consequence. For you doubters... just look at SoftBank's yearly report. As I've said before, as long as the Yen stays inordinately strong, the govt should just print it and buy up U.S. Stock holdings that pay a decent dividend, just transfer those stocks into the Govt Pension plan.... FREE MONEY. Once markets really wake up to what they're doing.... the Yen will really weaken, and that is what we want.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 17, 2016 - 01:43PM JST
@sangetsu03.... you have no clue.... anytime you create more and more debt and issue currency against it, under normal circumstances, the currency would weaken. The Yen has continued to stay strong. Think.... the govt could just issue more debt, have the BoJ buy it, then issue more currency and actually buy physical gold with the newly printed Yen. As good as gold. Why, because the government will never buy back all of the debt it has issued.... and if it tried, it might take more than 200 years to do it. Face it, Japan's debt will continue to grow.... why not just issue more Yen now while it is still strong and use it to buy Tangible Assets and Commodities. And the good thing is.... if they do try to do that... Abe will definitely get what he wants.... a much weaker Yen and inflation.
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email@example.comJul. 17, 2016 - 01:26AM JST
What I'm amused at the most is is the number of you that think further fiddling with the economy and monetary policy will make a difference. As I wrote earlier.... print the heck out of the Yen, then buy dollars with it. After that buy every decent U.S. or other company that pays a decent dividend. Japan's debt is domestic.... it is insulated from negative speculation, which makes it as good as gold. Print the gold and buy up everything worth anything. Stay away from buying ownership in any country that would dispute ownership itself. This is the bottom line... it is the end all way to devalue the Yen. Think of the consequences of such a move. And if the rest of the world still wants to protect their currencies and keep the yen strong.... then thank them.... because you will own them.... just don't sell once you've bought them.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 16, 2016 - 09:38AM JST
You kidding... if I were head the MoF, I'd print about a Trillion Dollars worth of Yen, I would then buy U.S. Dollars and buy up about 10% of every viable U.S. Company that pays a decent dividend. If the rest of the world is looking the other way while japan prints money, and the Yen continues to be strong despite this, then call their bluff. At some point the rest of the world will wake up and realize what Japan is doing and quickly devalue the Yen. But at that point Japan will have transferred Billions of Dollars worth of U.S. Stock holdings to its National Pension Fund. The BoJ is floating the printed money.... so just have them forgive the debt. Think.... suppose some small country with 5 million people just printed money and more money.... and despite that, their currency did not drop vs the dollar. Just buy tons of dollars and invest it. Normally though, the currency would quickly become worth dirt and the currency would not be worth the paper it is printed on.... but that is not what is happening with the Yen. It has the highest per capita debt ratio in the world and despite this.... its still trading at around 100 to the dollar. Again, if I were in charge, I'd helicopter the heck out of it.
email@example.comJul. 16, 2016 - 09:26AM JST
I'd be willing to bet the Yakuza got wind of this guy and found a way to rob him.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 16, 2016 - 09:25AM JST
Sorry... I really don't mean to put the article totally down.... but as usual a very important figure was left out, probably because they just do not know or for lack of properly investigating. How many men underwent this surgery between 2011 and 2015? If a million guys did it... then 1 out of a thousand is worth taking the chance. But if just 20,000 men did it, then yes, be careful.
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email@example.comJul. 15, 2016 - 06:28AM JST
i think Democracy continues to be the best form of Government, but lawmakers / politicians need term limits and Lobbying on behalf of big business needs to be limited.
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