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June 2015

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Der Fall der japanischen Konsumelektronikriesen in einem... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 4 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Der Fall der japanischen Konsumelektronikriesen in einem Chart. Mit minus 80% in den letzten 5 Jahren hätte man sich überdurchschnittlich gut gehalten … Sharp, Panasonic, Sony. Alle fast gleich schlimm. Sharp wurde dazu heute noch herabgestuft. D...
Der Fall der japanischen Konsumelektronikriesen in einem... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 4 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Der Fall der japanischen Konsumelektronikriesen in einem Chart. Mit minus 80% in den letzten 5 Jahren hätte man sich überdurchschnittlich gut gehalten … Sharp, Panasonic, Sony. Alle fast gleich schlimm. Sharp wurde dazu heute noch herabgestuft. D...
EU trade negotiations with Japan NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
 A “scoping exercise” by the European Commission and Japanese government on a possible free trade agreement was concluded on 31 May 2012. The Commission subsequently recommended to the Council that it authorise the opening of negotiation...
Japan: They call it lonely deaths NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Will more people die alone without anybody knowing that for many days? Question: 1. Is this a real problem and Japanese society should be worried? 2. In general how the Japanese society perceives elderly and less successful people? Answers: Yumi Hash...
Uncertain World: China-Japan Tensions – Who Stands to Gain? NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 8 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
video By Fyodor Lukyanov The Asia-Pacific Region’s...
A currency war campaign plan for the BoJ NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 56 Minutes ago
(Chart from RBC Capital Markets.)Maybe we should have sent this earlier. Sorry BoJ.Anyway, the last two pushes by the BoJ, in April and February, didn’t have much of...
The BoJ’s feud-driven asset purchase extension NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Japan’s finance minister Jun Azumi was pretty clear about how the country might respond after the FOMC’s decision last week threatened to push the yen higher against the dollar....
The EU’s Assistance to 3.11 in Japan: Evaluation and Prospects NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Although it has been a while since Japan’s 3.11 Earthquake, as a response to the ECFR’s analysis ‘Assistance to Japan after the tsunami’, this post will briefly present: (1) the evaluation of the EU’s disaster relief; (2) the lack of Japane...
Japan Stands Up NEW
iMFdirect 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
In a display of its resilience, Japan is getting up once again after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of a year ago. But the world’s third largest economy still faces multiple challenges, and in our latest assessment of the country’s econo...
The Eurozone is f***ed, but at least US and Japan are more f***ed NEW
Beyond Brussels 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy used his remarks after the meeting with the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Iveta Radicova, to announce that the economy of the Eurozone is not in a crisis – at least not compared to the USA a...
Commissioner Oettinger’s loose lips NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Beleaguered Japanese officials are already grappling with a humanitarian crisis wrought by a biblical earthquake and tsunami, and the prospect of apocalyptic meltdowns at a pair of stricken nuclear reactors. Add to their list of woes one European com...
Ett lands framtid NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Morgonmöte med finansministrarna från Frankrike och Tyskland och ledamöter ur ekonomiska utskottet. Handlar om både stabilitetspaktens utformning och den så kallade stabilitetsmekanismen, men också om formerna för europeisk lagstiftning där a...
Japan remains calm - the West panicks NEW
Mount EUlympus 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Just read this piece from a Japanese insider - when this catastrophe is over, we seriously have to question Western media coverage.
Nouvelle explosion à l'usine de Fukushima (Le Monde.fr) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Deux explosions se sont produites lundi au niveau du réacteur 3 de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima N°1, accidenté à la suite du séisme et du tsunami de vendredi dans le nord-est du Japon, rapporte l'opérateur Tokyo Electric Power Co. (T...
Pray for Japan! NEW
Inclusion means NOExclusion 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 34 Minutes ago
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Japan on our mind – Sunday music NEW
Kovács & Kováts 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Kovács and Kováts have finished work at the European Council Saturday morning at 4:30 am (meeting was over after 1 am, then came the press conferences and then writing our report to send back home).One big lesson we learned in the diplomatic world...
Undurchsichtige Informationspolitik Japans NEW
citizenseurope 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Die undurchsichtige Informationspolitik Japans trägt nicht dazu bei, denen zu vertrauen. Mal Kernschmelze, mal nicht, dann ist es die Super-Katastrophe, dann wieder ist der Schutzmantel unbeschädigt und es besteht keine Gesundheitsgefahr. Ja was de...
Peter Pilz Blog vom: SONNTAG, 13. MÄRZ 2011 NEW
Peter Pilz 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
ATOMARES SCHÖNWETTERDie japanische Regierung beruhigt: Die Radioaktivität aus dem AKW Fukushima wird durch den Hochdruck auf das offene Meer hinausgetrieben. Von dort kommt sie als radioaktiver Fisch in die Nahrungsmittelkette zurück.I...
Katastrofen i Japan NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Bilderna på TV från jordbävningen nordöstra om Tokyo och effekterna av den efterföljande tsunamin är förfärliga. Vi vet ännu inte hur många människor som skadats eller omkommit, me det finns dessvärre all anledning att anta att...
"La Chine entend détrôner la puissance militaire navale du Japon" (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Les Chinois ainsi que Taïwan revendiquent la souveraineté des îles Diaoyu (Senkaku en japonais), qui sont sous administration japonaise et que les Japonais considèrent comme partie de leur territoire. Sur quelles bases s'appuient leurs revend...
Mangas entre orient et occident NEW
EGEA 4 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Me femme me faisait remarquer l'importance des mangas : effectivement, Kempf junior en collectionne une rafale, alors que j'ai toujours considéré que c'était des dessins japonais avec des héros un peu stupides et des gros yeux. Mais si...
Higher than the Sun (the woes of Yen and Japanese exports) NEW
Trade Matters - ECIPE Global Economy Blog 4 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
During the post-War years, Japanese business liked to make apocalyptic prophecies that the country would come to an end if the Yen rose beyond 300/200/150 yen (etc) against the Dollar. Well, Japan did pretty okay despite Yen crossing those barriers i...
Japan’s “Revolving Door”: Hello, Mr…whoever! NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
“You say ‘good morning’ to one Prime Minister and ‘good afternoon’ to a different one!” (Luis Inacio Lula da Silva 2010)  “it seems to be the era of karaoke politics in Japan, where in quick succession different members of the ruling e...
Assessing Japan’s Election: Is the Sun Setting or Rising on Reform? NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
WASHINGTON – Ten months ago the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) ended six decades of near-unbroken rule by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), ushering in a new political era.  But on July 11, elections for Japan’s upper house rolled back DP...
England Expects 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
So William Hague has his next big Foriegn Policy Speech, this time in Tokyo. And what is the FO highlighting. That he is bigging up EU trade with the Japanese. Not you will note the UK's trade with Japan.The maximum removal of both tariffs and non-ta...
True reason for resignation of Japanese Prime Minister unveiled NEW
the Brussel Jungle 4 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has announced his resignation yesterday, after just eight months in office. The official reason is that Hatoyama decided to resign after failing to meet an election promise to move an unpopular US military bas...
85.6% of Japanese Public Supports Capital Punishment…Really? NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
I have been assessing the extent to which the EU can try and urge Japan to change its accepted norms on human rights regarding capital punishment, and came across this article the other day: Japan Today (2010) “Record High 85.6% in Favor of Death P...
Defying Gravity In Japan NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Popular myth and, allegedly, the laws of aerodynamics have it that the bumblebee should not be able to take flight. Yet still, our good bumblebee refuses to be pulled down by such nit-picking details, and year after year it takes flight as if none of...
Can Japan cut public debt before it gets old? NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Today’s ratings downgrade by S&P for Japanese public debt has brought further attention to Japan’s huge and growing debt burden.  Yet with each round of concern, there’s always a viable response that says “So what, yields...
Double Dip Alert In Japan NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Despite recent optimism about the apparent renaisance of growth in the Japanese economy, and the heightened sense of enthusiasm which surrounds the surge in economic activity right across the Asian continent there are considerable grounds for caution...
New Administration in Japan: Increasing Presence of the EU in Japan? NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 26 Minutes ago
It has been a while that Yukio Hatoyama, a new Prime Minister in Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), took his administration in September 2009 in Japan. Since Japan had four different Prime Ministers from 2007-09, I was not personally expecting much cha...
Japan's elections and its implications on the rest of the world NEW
Le Taurillon 5 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Japan LDP party practically managed to revive Japan's economy more than 5 decades ago. Now the party lies in ruins as their policies which once had been beneficial to the countries' economy has nothing to offer anymore. It seems that for the very fir...
Asian Union Plans Attract Japan NEW
Challenge for Europe 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
The plans for creating an Asian economic community grouping China, ASEAN and Japan have received an important boost recently. During his informal meeting in New York with Chinese president Hu Jintao, the new Japanese premier Mr. Hatoyama has proposed...
Japan Deserves Praise for Raising the Climate Stakes NEW
Eberhard Rhein 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The newly elected Japanese candidate for prime minister has demonstrated political courage by raising Japanese climate targets for 2020. In his capacity as leader of the Democratic Party, he has indicated that Japan should reduce its C02 emissions by...
Fraternity Japanese Style NEW
David Miliband 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Congratulations to the Democratic Party of Japan on their striking electoral win. As the world's second biggest economy - and a major investor in the UK - Japan matters a lot to us. As a concerned international citizen, Japan has also been determi...
That man again NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
In a long line of EU summits with global counterparts, there is an EU-Japan summit on 4 May.  As is customary, the European Council is represented by the presidency country which of course is the Czech Republic.  And as is customary, the PM would l...
Japanese generosity NEW
Constitutional Lore 6 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Pakistan, a terrifyingly unstable nuclear state, is desparately short of cash. But at a donor's conference in Tokyo yesterday, over $5 bn was pledged to it over the next 2 years - a fifth of that from the Japanese hosts. Japan is facing an abysmal ec...
Japan’s Industry Reels Under The Slump In World Trade NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Japan’s economy certainly looks to be one of the worst case scenarios globally at the moment. Indeed, as Claus Vistesen puts it (in a very fine and thoroughly argued post - Engine Failure - that you can see here): “Final estimates from Q4...
Japan’s Exports Fall An Annual 49% In February NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Japan’s exports fell by a record 49.4 percent in February as deepening recessions in the U.S. and Europe, and a sharp slowdown in China hit demand for Japanese products around the globe. Shipments to the U.S., still Japan’s biggest market, dropp...
Japanese Land Prices Hit 1984 Level NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
This from Bloomberg this morning: Japanese residential land prices fell to a 24-year low as job losses and wage cuts discouraged homebuyers, while tighter credit markets choked off funding for property developers. Residential land prices fell 3.2 pe...
Japan’s Industrial Slump Deepens In January NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Japanese manufacturing output fell in January by a record 10 per cent month-on-month while new job offers declined 18 per cent, reflecting the deepening recession in the world’s second biggest economy. Industrial production was down a whopping 30.8...
Japan’s “Unimaginable” Contraction NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Well, it isn’t only in Europe that we are having a hard time of things. Last week Kazuo Momma, head of the Bank of Japan’s research and statistics department, warned that Japan’s economy now faced an “unimaginable” contraction, and toda...
Japanese bloggers unite NEW
David Miliband 6 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 11 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
I met 100 Japanese bloggers tonight at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo to debate how the internet can fuel the drive to meet the challenge of climate change.  The event will be at www.uknow.or.jp .  The predominantly young audience d...
Global Perspectives focus on Japan-Africa Relations NEW
euforic 6 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The June issue of the magazine 'Global Perspectives' focuses on the recent Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).According to Ramesh Jaura (IPS), who reported from the conference, Japan's priorities in Africa are to boost econ...