Japan is freaking out about Brexit in England, fearing it will be punished by French/German EU overlords if they export to England, too. Japan pushed hard for and enjoyed ‘free trade’ because there is zero ‘free trade’ with Japan, only ‘one way trade’. Using social and economic tools to prevent real free trade, Japan has run trade surpluses but the dead hand of the rulers of Japan led to it being utterly destroyed…by working the populace to literal death and restricting wages so they live miserable, poor lives as serfs.
Japan will continue to press Britain and the European Union to limit the effect of Britain’s exit from the bloc on Japanese firms, the government’s top spokesman said Wednesday.
Speaking after British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her plan for Brexit in a speech in London, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference that Japan will keep pushing both sides to “keep the effect on the world economy and the activities of Japanese companies as small as possible.
“In her address, Prime Minister May indicated her intention to make the forthcoming process more predictable and set a time frame for a smooth transition,” Suga said.
“Many Japanese companies are doing business in Europe, including in Britain, and the Japanese government will continue to take great interest in developments related to (Brexit) reflecting this fact,” he said.
Japanese elites reveled in the free trade business for it made them very, very rich. Like the rich in Europe and the US increasingly, this severance of the very rich from the rest of the people has led to a social catastrophe that will destroy Japan from within.
The right wing rulers of Japan are beating war drums and want a stronger military but the population they draw upon is weaker, poorer and literally passively giving up. Marching around the planet, boasting about fighting say, the billion Chinese. That is beyond stupid.
Japan is dying and the LDP head, Shinzo Abe安倍 晋三 is the longest serving prime minister and he has kept this sinking ship in the Titanic position: down we go! for a long time now. He has zero ideas what to do about all this. Too many of LDP top dogs make money off of housing Japanese people in tiny apartments and working them to death while paying them very little.
Japan defies the moves to stop the annihilation of elephants: the ivory trade is important to Japan as it is to China. The Japanese LDP want to kill whales, too. They don’t care about the conservation groups or foreign nations telling them to stop. The Japanese people get nothing from killing whales and elephants, it is all for the elites only.
This is very typical of Japan where the people can barely raise the energy to commit anything greater than petty crime unlike US poor who are quite energetic and loud: Poor elderly Japanese men prefer prison to suffering on the streets.
Japan is in the midst of a geriatric crime wave such that its prisons increasingly look like nursing homes.
The situation has become so dire the government approved a plan to deploy nursing care staff to about half of Japan’s 70 prisons from April, allocating a budget of 58 million yen.
In 2015, almost 20% of those who were either arrested or interrogated by police were aged 65 or older—up from 5.8% in 2000, according to the National Police Agency.
Most are imprisoned for petty crime such as shoplifting and theft.
The rise in senior crime is attributed to increased economic hardship, an ageing population, and pure greed, according to a 2013 report by the National Police Agency.
“It’s a problem that the work of prison officers is becoming more like nursing care,” Justice Ministry official Shinsuke Nishioka said, contrasting that with the traditional task of ensuring the incarcerated don’t escape.
Prison life in Japan is far from easy—talking is forbidden while at work, inmates must walk single file, and bathing is restricted.
Even during rare events put on for their entertainment, they are only allowed to sit ramrod straight with their hands on their laps. Applause is generally forbidden.
Life is monotonous, and naturally restricted; yet many prefer this predictable regimen where they have shelter, food, and medical care, to life on the outside.
“At least (in prison), they have a roof over their head and guaranteed meals,” says Tina Maschi, associate professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
The recidivism rate for the over-65s is high: According to government data, about 70% of elderly offenders are back behind bars within five years.
Those poor men. Instead of taking care of the root problem, the LDP overlords must make life hell but are at the point now where a safe hell where one is fed and has a bed is preferred to the street hell where they starve and shiver in the cold. These policies are insane, but hiring and paying prison guards is a right wing thing which keeps these men doing the work available if there is any real social trouble with young Japanese men rising up in fury.
Right now, they seem to be withdrawing into sadness and insanity instead:
Marriage is crashing in Japan as it is in Europe and US but in Japan, there is very little out of wedlock births so that is falling very rapidly, too. Japan’s entertainment is very sexualized. Dirty, even. And it is killing real sex, fast.
Something similar is happening in other rich countries, but Japan leads the way in Asia. (The proportion of South Koreans who have never married by 50 is 4%, for example.) And whereas, in the West, the decline of marriage has been accompanied by a big rise in the number of unmarried couples living together, only around 1.6% of Japanese couples cohabit in this way. So in Japan fewer marriages means fewer babies—a calamity for a country with a shrinking and ageing population. Only 2% of Japanese children are born outside marriage, compared with over 40% in Britain and America.
40% in the US and Britain is terrible. These are the ‘half families’ with a rotating cast of foot-loose males moving in and out of a succession of female home forts, often paid for by the taxpayers. It is causing chaos in cities and is closely connected to free trade.
The more ‘free trade’ destroyed manufacturing jobs, the higher the out of wedlock birth rate.
The number of single people has reached a record high. A survey in 2011 found that 61% of unmarried men and 49% of women aged 18-34 were not in any kind of romantic relationship, a rise of almost 10% from five years earlier. Another study found that a third of people under 30 had never dated at all. (There are no figures for same-sex relationships.) Although there has long been a pragmatic separation of love and sex in Japan – a country mostly free of religious morals – sex fares no better. A survey earlier this year by the Japan Family Planning Association (JFPA) found that 45% of women aged 16-24 “were not interested in or despised sexual contact”. More than a quarter of men felt the same way.
Some of Aoyama’s clients are among the small minority who have taken social withdrawal to a pathological extreme. They are recovering hikikomori (“shut-ins” or recluses) taking the first steps to rejoining the outside world, otaku (geeks), and long-term parasaito shingurus (parasite singles) who have reached their mid-30s without managing to move out of home. (Of the estimated 13 million unmarried people in Japan who currently live with their parents, around three million are over the age of 35.) “A few people can’t relate to the opposite sex physically or in any other way. They flinch if I touch them,” she says. “Most are men, but I’m starting to see more women.”
Her ‘cure’ for the death of sex and companionship for males is to dress up like a porn anime female and do ‘sexy’ stuff to them which avoids the real psychological damage they suffer from due to the way society has been constructed in Japan. The government cut the balls off of the males and left them to die!
The fix: HIGHER PAY for the Japanese working class males, better work situations where they are not worked to exhaustion and reform the stupid school system that has those night classes to pass mindless tests.
Fuji TV reported that police went to the residence of Takeshi Sato, 48, and found Sato, and his his father Yoshio, 75, and mother Kazuko, 71, all dead. The couple’s younger son, 44, called the police after discovering the bodies when he visited the home.
Lots of this sort of ‘kill self/kill family’ going on in Japan which has a very high suicide rate. Nearly no one is killed by people in the slums killing each other like this: Black grandmother shot dead in Washington, DC, right before Inauguration, by two young black thugs shooting wildly at each other. Each of these Bilderberg countries are suffering from social chaos of some sort due to unwise leadership which views humans as garbage. While wailing at us all that WE are cruel and mean and destructive: the rich who run things are the destroyers of society, not us.