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    Right wing cretins in the LDP trying to play the "national security" card, with China and NK being portrayed as existential threats.

    Obviously lies aimed at tightening their grip on power by creating fear that can subsequently be exploited to push reforming Article 9 of the Constitution, while surreptitiously making one step closer to creating conditions for conflict with China, which means conflict between the USA and China.

    Posted in: Japan warns of toughening security climate in east Asia

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    The clown an the media circus...

    Posted in: Abe Plus

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    Right

    help to create a level playing field for American workers, businesses, and farmers

    By "farmers", they mean corporate agribusiness.

    The TPP may have some potential with respect to manufactured goods, but with respect to agriculture it is a total wash.

    The USA is a floundering empire.

    Posted in: Lawmakers press Obama to include currency rules in TPP trade deal

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    “Japanese people can accept different kinds of religions. Religious practitioners should not force people to believe in one particular set of religious values. Instead we should use religions as a tool to support people,”

    Very nice indeed!

    Posted in: New style of temple: The monks bar

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    Kerry is a tool.

    Obviously the territory of Palestine needs to be returned and secured before any such secondary programs could even be considered.

    This is a classic example of American duplicity in diplomacy.

    Posted in: Kerry unveils $4 bil Palestinian investment plan

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    The British woman looks like a gaunt desperado stuck on so-called heroin chic.

    The Japanese woman is clearly a compassionate sentient being.

    Posted in: Stella show

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    Russel has served since 2011 as the White House’s senior director on Asian affairs, helping flesh out the Obama administration’s “pivot” policy of putting a higher priority on Asia at a time that China is gaining in clout.

    Obama pays lip service to "American values", but he promotes people with an empire mentality.

    Posted in: Obama names Japan expert as top Asia diplomat

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    Hollywood sucks, as do the movies discussed in this article.

    Posted in: JJ Abrams boldly going from 'Trek' to 'Star Wars'

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    @presto Yes, that and also having the leverage to exert pressure to force some action on the part of Sony. He is trying to promulgate and exploit a weakness of Sony that he can actually make worse by applying pressure, forcing them to (re)act in response to his high-profile prevarications.

    The phrase

    analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value

    is indicative of the fact that the finance industry stands to profit if such a course were adopted, but no one else. The so-called "hidden value" would simply be funny money swept up and away in trading transactions, with no impact on the real economy.

    Posted in: U.S. hedge fund boss lobbies for breakup of Sony

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    Like all war mongers, Hashimoto is a sociopath.

    Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments

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    Aso is still an idiot and he proves to the world that he knows next to nothing about the history of his country or the region.

    China and Japan had rather productive relations between the Qin and Tang dynasties, and was particularly influenced by Chinese culture during the Tang dynasty, when many Japanese diplomatic missions were made and many books, etc. were brought to Japan from China.

    Students of Buddhism will know that Kukai, Saicho and Esai Zenji all traveled to China and sent time there studying and being ordained, with Kukai being made the leader of the Shingon sect by his Chinese teacher. There are many other examples of positive interaction. China feel into decline toward the end of the Tang, and that is when Japan stopped sending diplomatic missions and scholars, but trade continued.

    @House Atreides The 1274 invasion may have been something of a departure, but that was after China had been sacked by the Mongols, who then attempted to invade Japan.

    Posted in: Japan has never had smooth ties with China: Aso

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    It was obvious that the ridiculously overvalued yen had to (and could) be reigned in.

    Noda was a tool, allowing the US Federal Reserve to act in a manner that unilaterally inflated the value of the ye, and Wall St. capitalized on that.

    Noda's idiocy allowed the LDP to sweep back into power.

    The real problem with Abe is that he is aligned with factions of the US establishment connected to the military industrial complex.

    Posted in: Japan's neighbors cautiously welcome 'Abenomics'

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    An exchange rate of 100 yen to the dollar is what the policy should be geared toward at present. This is more about international balance than domestic inflation, though the two are obviously connected.

    Posted in: BOJ minutes show some members wary of risks of bold easing

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    There's nothing wrong with the Constitution.

    These troglodytes don't have the cranial capacity to actually accomplish something within the light of day in the modern world of democracy, so they want to throw things back to the good old days of FEUDALISM!

    Posted in: Abe's 'stealth' constitution plan raises civil rights fears

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    @kurisupu From the salaries of the newly employed, for one. The overvalued yen hits the manufacturing sector and puts people out of work. That creates added strain on the social welfare system at the same time as resulting in reduced income from taxes. The American QE is all about keeping the economy afloat and reducing unemployment. The Empire Finance sectors of the US and UK and their crony politicos are responsible for the present debacle.

    Posted in: 'Abenomics' detractors brace for 'I told you so' moment

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    The only thing that Abe has done right thus far is to take on the no-brainer task of addressing the ridiculously overvalued yen. Reversing the damage caused by Noda under the yoke of his Goldman Sachs handlers is the easy part.

    Posted in: 'Abenomics' detractors brace for 'I told you so' moment

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    Would be nice to have captions for the photos.

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    Interesting. Where will this go from here?

    Posted in: Italian judge rejects Nomura funds seizure

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    This is something I've been pointing out here since the onset of the TPP fanfare.

    TPP is a divide-and-conquer wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Why can't we work withing the GATT framework? It would seem that the TPP will have to be in conformance with GATT, at any rate.

    Tarrifs are not necessarily a bad thing. For one, they protect small countries from larger countries in many ways. That is why GATT has provisions that prevent economies of scale from dictating trade policy.

    Neo-liberal free-marketism is a smoke-and-mirrors screening of corporate activity against small enterprise around the world.

    Posted in: WTO faces irrelevance: NZ trade minister

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    shut down the funny money express.

    Posted in: Italian police seize JP Morgan records in Monte Paschi probe

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