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We’re Much Too Obsessed With Central Bankers

Turn on CNBC any given morning and you’ll endure fund-manager after banker after stock-market-analyst attempt to decipher what the U.S. Federal Reserve might or might not do, and when it might or might not do it. 708 more words

The Rise of China and the Japanese Right

China Takes Over the World, RTHK Radio 3, April 12, 2014

Relations between China and Japan have been conspicuously strained in recent years due to territorial disputes and unresolved historical grievances. 120 more words


Japan should export their superior train technology to the entire world

Message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

This is the moment when the maglev shinkansen—the new “bullet train” rail system using superconducting magnetic levitation technology—ascended from the tracks.

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Japanese cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine -- Sure to upset China, South Korea

TOKYO —A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. 1,509 more words

Japanese government backs reintroduction of nuclear power

Just days after the first Fukushima evacuees were permitted to return to their homes in the exclusion zone, Japan‘s cabinet have approved a new energy policy which backs… 554 more words


Japan’s First Sales-Tax Increase Since ’97. What does this mean?

Japan saw its first national consumption tax hike since 1997, with the rate rising from 5 percent to 8 percent. For more than a decade, Japan’s relatively low consumer taxes have been seen as a likely target for raising rates to increase tax revenue and begin dealing with Japan’s high levels of national debt. 694 more words