Change constitution Divided about military bases in japan
Stuck nothing is working People are grid locked That’s why they quit No progress They are in a slump economically big time They are also losing jobs and businesses and population But they still are the second largest economy on planet earth Well positioned to make a rebound Video 9: Japan Now - What japan is up to now - What is their future - What will happen down the world - Economically they are down but they are not out o Remember that this is a society that has reinvented themselves totally in the last 200 years o They will have to refocus and reinvigorate and reinvent themselves o That refocus will probably be back to asia o Mmuch more nicely this time not an imperial takeover o Trying to reincorporate their Asian society with the rest of Asian mainland o Reestablishing diplomatic contact in the neighborhood o Especially with china and korea o Leaders of japan china and south korea o Premier and president of china came to japan o They have met with high profile leaders o Trying to get things rolling again o Get on board o Mostly for trade but it is very telling o Of last 5 prime ministers, 4 have openly said on day one that we will not visit warsharin? Won’t offend Asian neighbors o That in itself is extremely telling o The future is asia for us o Mending ties and fences now o Japan and south korea in particular o For all the animosity they have still been seen as a model for asia They are the richest country in asia
They are totally rich and totally cool Lets do what those guys did up north Japan is now looking back at asia If we want to stay on top we need to take our Asian brothers seriously South korea is like 50 miles away and china is like a couple hundred miles away India and china have 2 billion people Toyota and mazda need to go and embrace the Asian economies Japanese countries are with no reservations moving there to commercialize products Billions and billions of potential consumers South korea It’s a happening part of the world USA is still number one trading partner Who will be biggest trading partner 10 years from now? o CHINA - They are reorienting themselves to reality o Leaders o Country to country trade ties o Lowering tariffs o Concrete things to look at o ASEAN: association of southeast Asian nations o It is not just there o 4 associate members: countries that want to be involved and helo India China South Korea Japan If they become full memebrs it would be the largest trading block Half the worlds population Happening hot spot - 6 part talks: o north korea o south korea o china
o Russia o USA o Japan o They are about these countries getting together to make sure north korea does not go insane o Politically they are being reincorporated o
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