45% of women 16-24 “not interested in or despised sexual contact” o This is new… This is a social change where people don’t want to touch each other o Mehh sex is too much trouble…. o Problems for social fabric People don’t want to touch each other Sex robots maybe? March 2011 o Great Earthquake o Tsunami o Power Plant melt down Problem since they rely heavily on Nuclear power created a big life no go zone They don’t have coal to burn Should they keep nuclear energy as it is a danger to their small island though it is most efficient Economy o Japan was the #2 economy on earth China took this place Japan is #3 now. o Angst – South Korea is now a rising power and will join the top 10 soon Indonesia too Rising to meet and exceed Japan they will likely lose #3 in the next 5 to 10 years Japan has done nothing wrong they just aren’t the only Asian power any more Japan just doesn’t have the stuff for another huge economic boom in the foreseeable future China is also a great world power displacing Japan China wasn’t even close before, but China is past Japan while Japan dog paddles and is falling down the ranks like Europe Italy, UK, and France are falling too o 2014 – Present Prime Minister Shinzō Abe Came to office with intent to get Japan back on track and maybe even boom again They have been in stagnation for decades and he wants them to grow again He has a whole plane Abenomics – the plan is named after him
Has three arrows Monetary Expansion 2% inflation rate o Manipulate money Flexible fiscal policy o Create economic stimulus and get a budget o Incentives people to borrow, lend, or create business. Growth Strategy for structural reform and private sector investment o Structural reform Get rid of some red tape etc.
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- Fall '08
- World War II, japan, People's Republic of China, New Term