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Brexit: Japanese companies set to leave London

Posted by seumasach on September 16, 2017

As I have argued from the start Brexit simply meant throwing away our geo-political Trump card, namely. the UK as a hub for foreign investment seeking access to the EU single market. Such deals as Osborne’s with China would thus have facilitated the UK’s transition from an economy based on imperial privilege and parasitic finance to that of a nation state amongst others in new multipolar, post-US/UK hegemony world order. As it is we have embarked on a terrifying journey into the abyss of global irrelevance.

Deutsche Welle

16th September, 2017


Japan’s largest car-maker and a major finance firm have announced that they are reconsidering their operations in Britain after the UK completes its divorce from the European Union, a serious setback to the British government’s efforts to convince companies here that it will be business as usual after Brexit.

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US, Japan at odds on military deal

Posted by smeddum on September 1, 2009

US, Japan at odds on military deal

Tue, 01 Sep 2009


Okinawans want the US troops be withdrawn from the island.

The US says it will not renegotiate a deal on its military bases with the incoming Japanese government, which has vowed to establish a new era in the US military presence in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan on the brink of a new era

Posted by seumasach on August 30, 2009

“With the motto of yuai, Hatoyama says he hopes to leave behind parochial nationalism and jingoism and instead further develop the East Asian Community to the extent that it resembles an Asian version of the European Union. He also advocates a common Asian currency as a natural extension of the rapid economic growth in the region.”

Kosuke Takahashi

Asia Times

29th August, 2009

TOKYO – History sometimes throws up wonderful ironies: in Japan, a rising grandson is about to destroy his grandfather’s legacy.

With opinion polls suggesting a massive victory for his opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in Sunday’s general election, Yukio Hatoyama is poised to become the next prime minister, replacing Taro Aso. This would mark a fundamental change of power in the country, ending the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP’s) near-perpetual one-party dominance since Hatoyama’s grandfather Ichiro created the LDP in 1955.

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Honeybee collapse strikes Japan; up to fifty percent of honeybees gone

Posted by smeddum on June 8, 2009


Honeybee collapse strikes Japan; up to fifty percent of honeybees gone

May 1st 2009

For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Latin America’s New Consensus

Posted by smeddum on October 31, 2008

Latin America’s New Consensus
Foreign Policy In Focus
When the Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz said the great tragedy of Mexico was that it was so far from God and so close to the United States, the comment summed up the long and tortured relationship between the Colossus of the North and Latin America. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Finance, Japan Sees an Opening

Posted by smeddum on October 21, 2008

In Finance, Japan Sees an Opening NewYorkTimes

Published: October 20, 2008
TOKYO — Just six months ago, five or six “bulge bracket” investment banks stood astride the globe virtually dictating the terms of engagement of international finance — managing deals, pronouncing companies (or countries) investment-worthy or not, and dispensing advice that companies (and countries) ignored at their peril. Read the rest of this entry »

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