Japan loves to insult the US and our politicians are so stupid they invite this and don’t react when our ‘trade partner’ (sic) refuses to buy American anything. Here is the latest scam: Potato chip shortage due to typhoon damage in Hokkaido ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion:
Due to typhoons that hit Hokkaido last year, Japanese snack food manufacturers Calbee and Koikeya have announced a discontinuation and temporary halt on some potato chip products. Both companies have been forced to downsize their production to top-selling and standard potato chips only, because the poor harvest has resulted in a shortage of potatoes, Fuji TV reported.
The Japanese mercantilists and rulers are ruthless. Never, ever will they allow anything but the least form of trade. All trade is one way with them. The US protects them for free, too, on top of this. One would have hoped Trump would stop being this stupid but alas, it appears he as become stupid, too.
Oh well, on with the farce:
Calbee will permanently stop the shipment of 18 varieties of potato chips, including “French Salad Flavor 60g” and “Plum Flavor 60g,” starting April 15. Sales will last until stocks run out at stores nationwide. From April 22, 15 varieties of Calbee potato chips including “BIG BAG Lightly Salted” will have their shipment temporarily suspended.
Plum flavored potato chips? Yummy…I guess. Are there any squid or octopus chips, too?
Potato harvest will commence in Kyushu around May, and in a similar fashion to the cherry blossom front, potato crops will advance northward until Hokkaido reaches its peak production in September.
Calbee has had to import potatoes from the United States due to the short supply, but the company said a majority of the American spuds are of insufficient quality and cannot cover the deficit. On the other hand, Koikeya said its potatoes are 100% domestically sourced and states that its reassessment of sales was inevitable in view of the shortage.
That is always their excuse. Japanese ‘whatever’ are superior to all others. Not even toilet paper can vie with Japan toilet paper! And Japan has shortages here, there and everywhere, nearly every year, there is some shortage.
And they import nothing. And this is a huge, huge problem fixed by the Japanese by bribing Congress and giving money for ‘speeches’ starting with Ronnie the Traitor Reagan and onwards.
What a pity, our rulers insist on being stupid and lining their own pockets.