Last year I went to Qatar on three separate trips on business with the intention of selling products manufactured in Japan and selling them in Qatar including heavy equipment, sushi, scaffolding, fire extinguishers and the company in Japan that manufacturers a special extremely high quality resin used in the construction of aquariums. The business turned out to be a complete disaster because the Japanese man who was my partner was a complete charlatan and represented himself as being capable and a well connected Japanese man with contacts in Qatar including a member of the royal family of Qatar. Turns out he had no experience and didn’t really know what he was doing wasting an enormous amount of money including mine. While in Qatar on one trip going by myself, it was a good experience and came back to Japan a lot more knowledgeable about Qatar than when I left Japan. What was astonishing to me when I met this Sheik as he was referred to by my Japanese partner, was how flippant and arrogant he was with me when we were introduced in a restaurant in the hotel we were staying at several hours after arriving at the New Doha International Airport. My first impression after meeting this “Sheik” was, “what a prick.” All I can conclude is what a bunch of scoundrels running the gas station of Qatar. Here is a picture I took of the hotel I stayed in while in Qatar which sits right on the Sea of Arabia.
Now it turns out that Qatar has been purchasing weapons and munitions used by the ISIS Takfiri Islamic mercenary lunatics rampaging through Syria. While in Qatar, I was perplexed by the people of Qatar which there are roughly 300,000 Qatar people who are citizens, and the rest foreigners who are in Qatar building infrastructure and there basically making money off of one project or another from Qatar’s gas wealth. That wealth is controlled by Britain through Exxon Mobil and British Petroleum essentially. Qatar is a really freaky “country” if that’s what it could be called. My guess is that Qatar will not risk a drop in revenue from gas sales especially LNG gas and that is what Syria was threatening to do with contracts with the Russians for pipeline construction going around Qatar.
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Building Air Defense for ISIS: A Qatar – Ukraine Link
November 22, 2015
Middle East, Phenomenon of Terrorism, Syria, Ukraine
By ORIENTAL REVIEW
Building Air Defense for ISIS: A Qatar – Ukraine Link
The fact that the ISIS infrastructure in Syria and Iraq is absolutely vulnerable to the airstrikes of the international coalition is not doubtful. During the last week only the Russian Air Force and Navy hit around 826 ISIS targets (training camps, munition and explosives plants, depots, oil refinery and transport objects) causing critical damage to the terrorist groups and its revenue sources. The sponsors of the ISIS are certainly committed to acquire and supply to the jihadist brigades the air defense systems efficient enough to at least hamper the activities of the coalition in the Syrian sky.
Back in September 2015, being aware of the Russian plans to launch anti-terrorist air campaign, a Qatari delegation from the Ministry of Defense came to Kiev to take part in the Arms and Security Expo, September 22-27, 2015:
A letter by the Director of Ukrainian SpetsTechnoExport enterprise Pavlo Barbul to Ukrainian MFA with the list of Qatari delegation to attend Arms and Security Expo (Kiev, September 22-27, 2015)
A letter by the Director of Ukrainian SpetsTechnoExport enterprise Pavlo Barbul to Ukrainian MFA with the list of Qatari delegation.
They reached a deal with UkrOboronProm (a state-run Ukrainian arms trader) to purchase the modernized Air Defense Missile Complex “Pechora-2D”:
Pavbo Barbul writing to the Deputy Head of the Ukroboronservice that his enterprise is about to deliver Pechora-2D systems to the Armes Forces of Qatar.
On Sept. 30 Volodimir Kuruts, the Trade Councellor of the Ukrainian Embassy in Qatar, writes to his business contact in Cyprus Vasyl Babytskiy, director of the Blessway Ltd:
“Thank you for Morocco and Saudi contacts. It was right in time. The locals have been to Kiev at the Expo, are about to buy “Pechora” and something more serious. The issue of delivery is pending. Our side will not able to do that. You have a chance to make good money. Try to talk to the military guys. The probability is high as the yankees agreed. Bulgarians and Turks are aware, the route is the same…”
Take note that it is the same Vasyl Babitskiy who resold 265 outdated Poland-made anti-aircraft autocannons to Saudi Arabia (eventually to the same ISIS), originally dedicated for the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior.
The revealed information clearly indicates that the Qatar Ministry of Defense is arranging supplies of the Ukrainian air defense systems to Syria-based terrorist organizations via Bulgaria and Turkey. The US officers in Qatar have approved the deals. Taking into account that “Pechora 2D” system is able to strike the aircrafts at the heights up to 21 km, the investigation of the A321 Metrojet downfall over Sinai may receive an unexpected turn…
Have been watching the development of the political connections to Japan getting on board with this phony “war on terrorism” as dictated to the country of Japan and its leaders by the Anglo-American (Israel) creation of ISIS. The other day at Yasuni Shrine, a bomb detonated in a public toilet at the gates of the shrine. A bomb planted in the toilet at the gates of Yasukuni Shrine? To what affect was that supposed to result in? There is more going on here than some disgruntled Japanese planting a bomb in the toilet. The bomb was probably not very powerful and more than likely a crude pipe bomb of some sort with the far reaching over reacting police and Japanese government using this to further the Anglo-American agenda on the war on terrorism. This is all part of the posturing to pressure Japan into building its military as a way to offset its massive public debt and Japan’s restructuring its relation to the U.S. and Japan’s global geopolitics.
Terrorist attack in Japan: Yakusuni Shrine exploded
“Currently, more than 2,466,000 divinities are enshrined here at Yasukuni Shrine. These are souls of men who made ultimate sacrifice for their nation since 1853 during national crisis such as the Boshin War, the Seinan War, the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, World War I, the Manchurian Incident, the China Incident and the Greater East Asian War (World War II). These people, regardless of their rank or social standing, are considered to be completely equal and worshiped as venerable divinities of Yasukuni.”
“Non-Lethal Aid”: Toyota Hilux Trucks – ISIS™ Is a Proud Sponsor of Toyota – “Force Multipliers” – Retrofitted With 23mm Guns In Turkey – Toyota Hilux Trucks Are “Iconic Weapons” – “Terrorist™” Weapon of Choice: Toyota Hilux – ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries
Just as David Cameron stood in front of the United Nations recently and warned world leaders that the Islamic State, or ISIS, “harbors murderous plans to expand its borders well beyond Iraq and Syria and to carry out terrorist atrocities right across the world”, ISIS terrorists were leading cavalry charges across Iraq and Syria mounted on Toyota Hilux trucks provided to them by the U.S. David Cameron then pledged concerted action by Britain, including air strikes, to thwart ISIS.
We dare anyone to watch this video clip of David Cameron and keep a straight face. Take action, David Cameron, but just make sure the British RAF Tornado jets don’t drop any bombs on Toyota Hilux pickup trucks.
Considering the U.S. and UK-led aerial assaults are now underway on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, there have been no video clips appearing on the internet of any of these Toyota Hilux ISIS assets getting hit in Iraq and Syria.
In this news article by FARS News Agency, Kurdish officials say “airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition against ISIL positions in Syria are not working.” Furthermore, “there’s a valley to the southwest of Kobani in Syria that had 2,000 ISIL vehicles in it for 11 days, yet the Americans have never targeted them. It’s as if they only want to scare them or do a little damage,” said Ahmed Shekho, the head of the Syrian Kurdish students union. Of the alleged 2,000 ISIL (ISIS) vehicles sitting in that valley southeast of Kobani, how many of those vehicles were Toyota Hilux pickup trucks?
Forty-three pickup trucks have been delivered to “moderate” rebels fighting against the government of Syria and more pickup trucks are reported to be on the way. Toyota Corporation is currently the 14th largest corporation in world with reported revenue in FY2013 at ¥962.1 billion. Many of these Toyota trucks are relatively easy to retrofit with guns after these trucks fall into the second hand market and are picked up by fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Hiluxes were on the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) wish list. Oubai Shahbander, a Washington-based adviser to the Syrian National Coalition, is a big supporter of the Toyota Hilux truck. He probably has a new Toyota Hilux pickup truck sitting out in his Washington suburban home in his driveway minus a 23mm mounted anti-aircraft gun. Oubai Shahbander refers to the Toyota Hilux truck as “force enablers for the moderate opposition forces on the ground.” Shahbander says the “US-supplied pickups will be delivering troops and supplies into battle. Some of the fleet will even become battlefield weapons.” How is it the alleged terrorist organization ISIS David Cameron suggests is a “threat to the entire world”, have come into possession of new Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks alleged to have been retrofitted with 23mm guns in Turkey?
Oubai Shahbander is presently the senior advisor to the Syrian Opposition Group from August 2013 in Washington D.C. Before that he was a foreign affairs officer at the Department of Defense from 2005 until 2013. Oubai Shahbander is originally from Turkey and probably explains his anti-Syrian stance and his obvious commitment to see the Syrian government under Bashar Al Assad fall.
The BBC’s Kabul correspondent in Afghanistan in 1990, David Loyn said: “They [Taliban] perfected very fast-moving maneuver warfare, and they did it with Hilux trucks.” The Jane’s Defense Weekly analysis of the seizure of Kabul in 1996 was that “it was a textbook operation, from three sides, a coordinated piece of warfare using these Toyota Hilux trucks as very fast-moving troop-moving vehicles.”
David Loyn ranks the Toyota Hilux among the “great game-changers of modern warfare. You have seen in many wars in the past, a sort of symbolic weapon: the longbow at Agincourt, the Huey helicopter in Vietnam and, I think, the Toyota Hilux truck in Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban was [as] significant and iconic a weapon as those.”
To get an idea why the Toyota trucks are a vehicle of choice – or chosen for them – for ISIS fighters in the region, have a look at this video clip at the punishment a Toyota truck can withstand and still remain functional.
Killing a Toyota Part 1 – Top Gear – BBC
Why would these Caliphate-building fanatical Islamic fighters who are canon fodder mercenaries in this proxy war in the region use the Roman alphabet abbreviation “ISIS” to describe their terrorist assault now centering on the city of Kobani? Wouldn’t they use an Islamic name instead? What we have then are different possible sources for the name “ISIS” probably used to throw journalists and investigators off looking into ISIS.
Possible origins of the name ISIS (ISIS):
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL; ISIS)
Further reading on ISIS:
Came across this English version of the news about Gregory Gumo’s first court hearing of Gumo being charged with abandoning a body and murder. Interested readers should spend time reading through the commentary on this case as it makes for good reading as to what people know about Gumo and his involvement on seeing that Mariko Akitaya is snuffed. My guess is Gumo will get between 2 and 5 years then the Japanese will kick him out of Japan. Why would they keep him incarcerated here for any longer than that paying for his upkeep? It wasn’t a very revealing court hearing and the police have not revealed much at all about what they know from their investigation.
And now, some choice comments from this news article on Gumo, the Yokohama flim-flam man. Seems like most commentators want Gumo to do some serious time for his involvement in the death of Mariko Akitaya. Perhaps these readers of this news on Gumo who left commentary can be directed to this blog to understand what motivated the Yokohama flim-flam man getting involved in Mariko Akitaya and her tragic death? What I want to know and what hasn’t been revealed by the police is whether or not Akitaya was pregnant with Gumo’s child or if she had decided on an abortion. That would seem to be a very important aspect in this case that hasn’t been discussed yet. Don’t forget, I have reported that Gumo established sexual relations with countless women conceiving children than abandoning them and the children.
*He was having an affair and killed her. What makes people so stupid? Yeah, commit murder to cover up your minor crime. No one will ever find out!
Send that murderous b****d to hell.
*If he did and the evidence looks real bad he needs to be put to death. He would be a danger to the community no matter where he lives. I feel compassion for those children.
*To murder the woman and go home to the wife and kids shows he’s a real hard-core SOCIOPATH… but… a real hard-core sociopath wouldn’t get caught… the SAME DAY… within A FEW HOURS!!
There’s something here we’re not being told!!! :-(
*Now there are Idiots, but this guy is a Drip head. Married three times what is the matter with this American? Let’s hope he gets the ROPE!
*The poor 3 kids will never be able to hold their heads high in their future in Japan. They should be sent stateside with father’s parents & start over.
This article appeared
at Japan Today
American goes on trial for murder of woman dumped in bay
October 31, 2015
YOKOHAMA — An American man charged with murdering a woman and dumping her body in a bay in Kanagawa Prefecture, remained silent on the opening day of his trial at the Yokohama District Court.
Gregory Joseph Gumo, 41, who lives in Yokohama, is charged with the murder of Tokyo resident Mariko Akitaya, 42, in July. He told the court Friday he has nothing to say and his lawyer entered no plea, Fuji TV reported Saturday.
Akitaya’s body was found floating in Koajiro Bay, Miura, on the morning of July 29.
Gumo, who described himself as self-employed, was detained on July 29 at Haneda International Airport while waiting to board an evening flight to the U.S., and formally charged on Aug 6.
The court heard that Akitaya was found wrapped in a sheet and bound with rope and with a concrete block attached to it. There were no external signs of injury on the body which was clothed. An autopsy revealed water in her lungs and that she was drugged and then dumped in the bay.
Police discovered tracks in the sand near where the body was found, indicating that she had been dragged to the water’s edge before being put in a canoe and taken out to the bay.
Police subsequently discovered that Gumo had purchased the sheet and rope prior to the murder.
Police said they heard from locals that Gumo was familiar with the area because he frequently fished there. They also learned that Gumo and Akitaya became acquainted after meeting on an Internet dating site in April.
Street surveillance camera footage also showed the two riding in a car, belonging to Gumo’s wife, in the area a few hours before the woman’s body was found.
Gumo and his Japanese wife have three children.
Received a news report on Gregory Gumo making his first court appearance from several people who were kind enough to alert me to this news article in Japanese. Apparently, Gregory Gumo said nothing during this court appearance with the prosecutor making his opening statement reported in the news article linked below. Akitaya’s body was discovered on the morning of the 29th of July, 2015. The bracketed commentary are my comments:
“Gumo met the victim last year January  and they became involved in an intimate relationship. [they had sex] On the night of July 27th 2015, Gumo and the victim met in Yokohama and went to the Shizuoka border [the prosecutor was probably referring to Atami] by car. Until dawn of July 28th, Gumo wrapped the body, placed her in his canoe [Gumo’s kayak] and tossed her in Koajiro Bay, and then fled the crime scene. The cause of death will not be mentioned at this time.”
I thought precisely that about Gumo remaining silent in a court appearance unless Yokohama District Court Judge Hiroshi Nanami requested Gumo to remain silent. This appears to have been an initial formal court appearance to present Gumo with a murder charge against him and abandoning a body which Gumo has already admitted to. If Gumo refused to say anything and remained silent, that’s probably because of Gumo’s arrogance and deep seated anger. Hard to think about the kind of ugly social milieu Gumo was spawned out of as I’ve attempted outlining in many previous posts on this blog about Gumo’s shadowy background. Even harder for me to accept a human being can become that ugly and have such contempt for other people as well as disrespect with apparently no morale restraint. Wasn’t there like a little voice in his head telling him he shouldn’t be doing what he did to all these women? Guess not.
The news article then went on to explain the prosecutors office has brought murder charges against Gregory Gumo for the murder of Mariko Akitaya. The article concludes that the investigation into the death and possible murder of Mariko Akitaya is ongoing. The police had stated earlier they suspected Gregory Gumo of being involved in “marriage scams,” but that is probably a little imprecise on the part of the Japanese police not properly identifying what Gumo was involved in with numerous women, both in Japan and in the U.S. before he arrived in Japan in 2002. Several close sources have told me Gumo impregnated an unknown number of women in the U.S. and left children apparently with them. Last count we’re thinking something like possibly 10 children he has fathered and he will not pay any financial support. This is alleged another reason why Gumo didn’t want to return to the U.S. because several women are apparently suing for child support.
Can anyone just imagine Gumo late at night on the 28th of July wrapping an unconscious Akitaya in that brown vinyl sheet then tying her into it with a concrete block tied to her legs? Just think of Gumo dragging her out of the car and onto that sheet then wrapping her in it like he was disposing of garbage. Then Gumo loads her body onto his kayak (mentioned as a canoe in the news article below) and paddles out into that cove where no one can see him tossing Akitaya’s body into the water. That’s what the damn mafia does only more cleanly – and permanently. Bet anything he picked that idea up when he was in New York? What a magnificent display of incompetence. Just like everything else in Gumo’s life he even screwed that up. He then returns home late at night and then makes off for Narita Airport the very next day? Unless he had planned on leaving Japan and timed this the way he did?
This article appeared
at Yahoo News
October 31, 2015
So, what’s going on at Fukushima and TEPCO‘s work at rebuilding and cleaning up the radioactive contaminated site? In a recent news report, it was stated that “40 percent of the workers at Fukushima have received more than a year’s dose of radiation according to a government report.” Not sure how accurate that report is but at least it is an indication as to possibly just how dangerous the circumstances still are at Fukushima. This news was reported on October 28, 2015.
There has been studies going on as well as research into the incidence of thyroid cancer immediately after the disaster at Fukushima for youth younger than 18 years of age, however, there seems to have been a lot of bias in this research and hasn’t been confirmed whether or not an increase in thyroid cancer is directly contributed to Fukushima radioactive contamination. So much of the investigations and research going on post-Fukushima destruction, is being done in a way that is prejudiced against the entire nuclear industry. Regardless, the point is the media has been silent over the last several months on the ongoing clean-up efforts.
As of October 27, 2015 a former WHO official stated: “Fukushima plant is dumping nuclear waste into ocean on a daily basis. There’s no foreseeable end to it…and nobody has any good ideas on how to stop it.”
And from ENENews we get this: “Japanese government are worried that attempts to reduce leakage will cause even more radioactivity to flow into sea.”
Here is why I brought this up on this blog about the lack of any recent news on Fukushima. Dr. Keith Baverstock, former World Health Organization (WHO) regional adviser for radiation and public health, published October 23, 2015:
“I’m really appalled at the way the international system has failed… Quite frankly, we don’t get anything through the media… There is no general understanding of the situation here in Europe, because the media are not putting this view forward. In fact, I think many people would be very surprised that it was still a matter for discussion. They would be even more surprised to learn that it’s still an ongoing accident, and that it hasn’t terminated yet. They’d be even more surprised that nobody has any good ideas on how to stop it. So this is a very big black point… for the nuclear industry — that they can cause a situation like this, where there’s no foreseeable end to it. It’s against international law to dump radioactivity into the sea, but that is precisely what is happening on a daily basis.”
Spent some time at the motorcycle shop helping out always trying to look for new business fixing, maintaining and servicing all makes of motorcycles including foreign imported motorcycles including Triumph (British) and Ducati (Italian). Business is slow and is difficult to pick up new customers since most motorcycle owners in Japan have already decided shop or dealer they take their motorcycles for repairs and maintenance. The first year is going to be a painful financial adjustment but that’s probably to be expected breaking into a new business as competitive as it is in Japan to eek out a business. Motorcycle parts are not cheap in Japan going for three to four times the cost what a motorcycle owner would pay for the same part in other countries. It is really too difficult to say where the motorcycle industry and motorcycle ownership is headed in Japan. The younger generation of Japanese don’t have the money their parents had and we’re finding that most of the motorcycle owners who bring their motorcycles to the shop for repairs, are usually older Japanese men above 50 years-old. That is not very encouraging. In fact, Kawasaki exports most of their production with a very small domestic market. Definition of “Abenomics“: It costs too much money in Japan where Kawasaki motorcycles are engineered and built to ride them than outside of Japan. The Triumph motorcycle on the stand is being repaired and inspected for the bi-annual inspection required for Japan Compulsory Insurance (JCI).
This Ducati and Kawasaki motorcycles are outside the shop for repairs and will be moved inside once the motorcycle on the maintenance stand is lowered and parked somewhere else inside the shop. Most of the customers are bringing their motorcycles for oil and filter changes as well as adjustments and minor repairs. The owner of this Kawasaki modified his bike with blue colored grips and brake and clutch levers adding a little uniqueness to his Kawasaki Ninja. Ideally, one to two motorcycles should be coming in and out of the motorcycle shop daily to make this worth while, and that isn’t happening right now. Three Ducati motorcycle customers had accidents and the damage was enough to prevent them from riding their Ducati motorcycles. The damage was too extensive to repair so the shop lost three customers recently. By far, the best motorcycles manufactured in Japan are Kawasaki motorcycles. That is another reason why business is slow at the motorcycle shop: Kawasaki motorcycles simply don’t breakdown nearly as often as let’s say a Ducati, which constantly requires work to keep them running efficiently. A lot has to do with the engineering of these motorcycles that affect to a large degree in keeping them maintained. When you start taking apart these motorcycles and compare the engineering between a Ducati and a Kawasaki, the differences are amazing.
A customer who rides this Honda 1300cc motorcycle brought his bike into the shop for servicing and wanted the oil and filter changed as well as tire replacement. Those rear tires are not cheap coming in at around ¥60,000. The pneumatic tire changer was purchased so as to not have to replace tires by hand which takes a lot of time and energy. With this tire changer, replacing tires is safer and much quicker and paid almost ¥300,000 for this pneumatic changer. This machine can also replace car tires which is why it was purchased. We can reduce our cost on car tires by fifty percent by ordering the tires online then doing the replacement ourselves. If you drive a car in Japan it is quite costly when you average the daily cost for parking, gasoline, insurance, parts and maintenance. The cost for a tire replacement on the car if tires were purchased through a retail store including replacement, would be around ¥36,000 to ¥40,000. We replaced the tires on my car for ¥16,000 for a huge savings. The maintenance stand we purchased for the shop is an absolute necessity, otherwise doing maintenance on motorcycles would requiring being on the hands and knees and that is just too physically tough on the body.
Read the title to this news article again: “Abenomics” Fails to Resolve Japan’s Economic Crisis. The Shortcomings of “Monetary Stimuli.” Resolve what exactly? Japan has the world’s tenth largest military with a “defense” budget roughly at 4.98 trillion yen (US$42 billion) budget approved by Japan’s cabinet for 2015 and is up 2% from 2014. This also marks the third straight military spending increase after more than a decade of military cuts. Russia’s military defense budget is at US$94 billion and despite this low defense budget compared to America’s whopping US$610 billion, Russia is still able to project its military power into Syria at far less of a cost than America can. What does “Abenomics” have to do with Japan’s giant Mitsubishi cartel racking up record profits in 2014? And that’s just the Mitsubishi bank cartel. Why is this an economic crisis? Crisis for who? Bankers who want their debts paid off?
And this even though real estate in Japan refuses to fall in price including older homes which aren’t worth much in the long run. The population of Japan is also decreasing meaning there are far less home buyers. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is the top holder of Japan’s government bonds. This means that the BoJ currently buys about ¥6 trillion to ¥8 trillion of Japan’s sovereign debt from the market every month, the equivalent of about 70% of all new government issuance. And guess what country holds the most US Government bonds? Japan. While the Chinese started dumping US Government bonds. See the coming conflict? Now get busy Japan, your country holds strategic paper assets and needs to build a bigger military. Paper are assets? And did anyone notice those US Naval assets heading towards the South China Sea? And it would be better if this was not referred to as “Abenomics.” It should more accurately be called “central banksternomics.”
This article appeared
at Global Research
By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez
Global Research, October 27, 2015
The economic perspectives that Japan brings in evidence that the “non-conventional” monetary policies implemented by some central banks of industrialized are an absolute failure. The Japanese economy not only fails to register sustained economic growth but has regressed to the fall of prices according to official data. The recovery plan of Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is dead: as already happened from the middle of the decade of 1990, Japan is sinking into economic stagnation and deflation, even as the public debt continues to grow.
The past three months tell us that the panorama of the world system is daily more preoccupying. Both for the geopolitical tensions in Syria, as well as the economic tendencies that touch the recession. For the fourth time this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced their estimates of growth: the global economy will expand 3.1% in 2015, the lowest rate since 2009.
The process of recovery of the United States is very weak, while the European Economic and Monetary Union and the United Kingdom continue to undergo the risk of deflation (the fall of prices). The countries of Latin America and the Asian Continent, for their part, are themselves not exempt from the economic world turbulence. After the international credit crunch in the first months of 2009, the greater part of emerging economies avoided falling into a deep crisis. The Latin American countries slowed down but did not fall into depression.
The same thing happened with the countries of the Asian-Pacific region: China continued with the purchase of a great quantity of commodities, with which the primary exporters of the capitalist periphery resisted more in the face of the collapse when compared with the industrialized nations. Now the situation is very different, the recession advances in South America and the slowdown gathers strength in the Asian Continent.
The Group of 7 (G-7, made up of Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) are trapped in a structural crisis. The United States, the Euro Zone and the United Kingdom launched an enormous quantity of monetary and fiscal stimuli to avoid the deepening of the debacle.
Nevertheless these policies, rather than dynamizing production and promoting the creation of massive employment, precipitated the accumulation of public debt and stock market growth. The crisis was not resolved, although its more destructive aspects were contained for a few months.
In Japan, the first symptoms of a return to deflation –the fall of prices – were already present. When the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, began his mandate in December of 2012, promised to bring the country out of this situation. With serious shortages since 1980, and a crisis of basic goods, the Japanese economy sank into stagnation in the early 1990s, and was threatened with a fall of prices.
The government of Abe gambled its political capital on a recovery plan (known as “Abenomics”) supported with the so-called “three arrows”: structural reforms, fiscal stimuli (20.2 trillion yen) and the programme of quantitative flexibility (an increase of the monetary base with an annual amount equivalent to 16% of the GDP, 80 trillion yen).
In large terms, the objective is to increase business productivity and competition of Japan in the global economy. The labour market was liberalized to eliminate barriers to capitalist exploitation. In order to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), pushed by the United States, Abe proposes to open sectors of agriculture and health care, among others, although internal resistance still doesn’t allow this.
He has also lowered the taxes on corporations in order to promote productive investment, and he has increased the Value Added Tax from 6 to 8% in order to avoid a fiscal aperture. Finally, a programme of injection of liquidity was established in order to encourage the take off of the economy.
The Japanese economy fell to -1.2% between April and June (in annual terms). And there are signs that the recession will not cease in the final 2 trimesters of the year. In spite of the aggressiveness of the Bank of Japan’s policy, the inter-annual rate of inflation (if one excludes food and energy) continues without growth. In August it fell to -0.1%. This is the first time that it registered negative rates since April of 2013.
Please go to Global Research to read the entire article.
This video clip sent to me from a friend inquiring of me about what is going on in Japan is worth commenting on I think. I watched this video clip which included a brief description of the two Japanese men who were alleged to have been decapitated by ISIS terrorists. When these two Japanese men, journalist Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa were beheaded, I didn’t accept Goto and Yukawa were actually beheaded. These as well as other alleged decapitations by ISIS terrorists, were staged events to include Japan in defense buildup and for this fake “war on terror.” It has since been demonstrated that “Jihadi John” was a British intelligence operative. “Jihadi John” was the ISIS Jihadi terrorist accused of doing all these beheadings. When Goto and Yukawa were alleged to have been decapitated, right after this news was released there was a lot of world-wide out pouring of sympathy for Japan causing the King of Jordan and the US President Obama to send their sympathy to Japan and to the families of these two Japanese victims of ISIS terrorism. ISIS itself being the creation of the Anglo-Americans along with the Israelis.
Japan seemed to have needed an excuse to rationalize Japan’s rearming and through a statute law overriding Japan’s peaceful constitution to allow Japan’s military to be deployed outside of Japan in the event of a war. These faked beheadings also created in Japan’s population a backlash towards Islam which seemed to have worked perfectly. As the following video makes clear, this is precisely what has happened since March when this film was released, but goes back any farther when Japan started rearming. Also, VICE is clearly a news source run by American’s intelligence organizations which have almost all been privatized. This is the case especially with all news sources from the UK.
Japan vs. The Islamic State
There is very good evidence to suggest the beheadings of Goto and Yukawa were staged events and readers will understand why after the following video is reviewed. What people have done is to simply take all these beheadings at face value without understanding the underlying geopolitics that are involved often using these seemingly violent beheadings as trauma to move populations in a certain way. In the case of Japan to justify Japan rearming its military and making it possible for Japan’s military to deploy overseas.
SITE private intelligence agency which works on behalf of the US and Israel sets these events up to create fear and hatred against Islam which only furthers war and war profiteering. SITE had to take their website down because it was being hacked exposing their chicanery and faking these events. Shame on you Japan for falling for the beheadings of Goto and Yukawa.
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Last year I went to Qatar on three separate business trips representing Japanese companies as a small business started up in Qatar with the anticipation of selling Japanese manufactured fire extinguishers, hybrid freezers, Kobe beef from Japan, heavy equipment and scaffolding. Turned out to be an enormous project and when we were in Qatar, we were continuously sabotaged in our efforts by large Japanese corporations that had the manpower and the money available to work through powerful people in Qatar. All of this came out of my own pocket to fund a company, travel and lodging. One of the requirements is to have a citizen of Qatar as 51 percent ownership which we facilitated. The symbiotic relationship between Japan’s government and Japan’s corporations makes it difficult to distinguish between the two. The Japanese consulate in Doha, which was just down the street from the Hilton where I stayed, has a sophisticated network set up so that intelligence could be fed directly to corporations back in Japan to provide for whatever the country of Qatar was looking for especially related to the construction industry and natural gas production. Almost all of Japan’s LNG comes from Qatar so the Japanese as might be expected, are intensely concerned about Japan-Qatar relations.
Our efforts were spent locating medium sized companies in Japan to represent them in Qatar and with a lot of work prepared the way with several corporations. When negotiations were set up and everything seemed to be moving forward, we found out that the biggest corporations in Japan were contacting potential purchasers of the same equipment we were anticipating facilitating sales for in Qatar. I was astonished at the power of Japan’s corporations so there was really no way the little guy could participate in this trade. It was an excellent experience though going into sales meetings as a non-Japanese representative of the Japanese companies we were representing in Qatar. The people and managers of the companies in Qatar I met were surprised and a bit bewildered when I introduced myself. The scaffolding business in Qatar was worth millions because of all the construction going on and everywhere one looked on the horizon, sky cranes could be seen. We wanted to work with a small scaffolding company that had developed a patented scaffolding technique that could reduce construction time and costs.
Our business partner who we set the corporation up with in Qatar, lived in a hotel so it was possible to meet with him daily. On this first trip on my recommendation we were in Doha for ten days. The average daily temperature was hovering around 46C and made getting around almost unbearable. The stay at the Hilton was spectacular and my room on the 16th floor overlooked the Arabian Sea. Every morning we would meet with Sheik, our business partner, and go over our schedule for that day but nothing worked out like we anticipated. During our first ten day trip the impression was this important sheik was going to introduce us to his contacts in Qatar to facilitate trade. Much to my chagrin outside of meeting some people at the Development Bank of Qatar (DBQ), he didn’t introduce us to a single contact in Qatar.
Every morning we would sit in this cafe on the 23rd floor and prepare schedules for the day going over to an office that our company had rented in Doha’s City Center area. Walking over to the office was only about a ten minute walk, but walking in 46C temperatures, by the time you arrived at the office building we were drenched in sweat. Then, when you walked into the buildings it was like walking into a large refrigerator. Since electrical utilities are paid for by the state of Qatar, buildings were kept not cool but cold. This view is looking north towards Pearl City on the other side of the bay. This is what he view was like sitting by the window on the 16th floor of the Hilton looking out over the Arabian Sea. The food was astonishing for the variety and tastes including almost any type of cheese imaginable including freshly squeezed orange juice. Here in Tokyo that daily breakfast which I savored every morsel, would cost a small fortune. And the coffee was like no coffee tasted by me before this served at the Hilton.
The last trip to Qatar I went alone because I didn’t trust my Japanese business partner. He violated so many personal rules of getting along especially not disclosing to me what I needed to know to help me get into companies in Qatar, and his alleged “important contact” in Qatar. Without having a Qatar citizen inside the country to make necessary introductions, it is extremely difficult to develop a network. My experience is that when it comes to business, Japanese are always secretive and don’t like transparency even with partners. After arriving at the New Doha International Airport off a 15 hour flight, I immediately checked in after a 20 minute taxi ride to the hotel, showered, and then jumped in a waiting taxi outside the hotel for a meeting with the owners of one of the biggest trading companies in Qatar.
I was simply astonished how easy it was to walk into any company in Qatar and ask to see the president, or even any one of significance in companies in Qatar. During one week of making cold calls in Doha, I was never asked to come back or treated coldly. Every company I went into I was greeted with the most unbelievable hospitality including a cold call on the oldest and largest trading company in Qatar. The biggest disappointment was our alleged “business partner” in Qatar, and my Japanese business partner, neither were competent or knew much about what they gave the impression they could perform.