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(04-24-2013 12:49 PM)cardguy Wrote:  On a separate note. Japan is fucked. The country has the world's second largest debt to GDP ratio. And all the experts are waiting for the country to collapse.

I am reading a book on it now, since I find it odd that this isn't discussed more.

They are are about to start printing money on a massive scale. Which may backfire as worried citizens hoard even more money (due to worries over inflation) instead of spending it.

Just want to follow on from an earlier comment of mine (see above).

A few weeks ago I finished the book I referred to above.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/14782...UTF8&psc=1

It is called Kamikaze Economics. And it is superb.

Anyway - what stuck out for me is the fact that nobody does any work in Japan. Nobody.

Apparently it is the culture in Japan to massively overstaff jobs. As such - despite working long hours - people just get paid to literally shuffle paper and look busy for years on end.

Equally - the government provides subsidies which allows shops to be overstaffed and provide customer service levels which are way over the top (like having three people waiting to open the door for you).

I don't know much about Japan. But in light of the above book I would be interested in other people's experience? Is it really true tha Japan has an East German mentality of being seen to be busy. As opposed to actually doing productive work?

This fact was a real eye-opener to me since I was always taught that nobody works harder than the Japanese.

Another problem for the economy is too much saving (and therefore not enough spending) and pensions which are far too generous. The average pensioner in Japan might take 6 foreign holidays a year. And with the massive increase in pensioners coming along - things are going the shit is going to hit the fan.

Also - Japan is not helped by the fact that they are quasi-fascist in terms of the government's policies to immigrants. In terms of not allowing them to settle in the country. And as such - they can not import young immigrants to help provide the tax receipts that are needed by the government.

Anyway - I would love to know more about the culture of Japan. Soon - this will all be common knowledge when Japan defaults on it's debt, and crashes the world into the mother of all financial crises.

The one-day 7% decline in the Japanese Stock Market, earlier in the week, is just the start.
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05-24-2013 02:26 PM
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It is virtually impossible to get fired in Japan.

This link is from today's marginalrevolution.com - http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalre...rooms.html
06-01-2013 09:20 PM
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http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-eco...ter-2013-5

Pretty good break down of what's happening in Japan.

I did not know the situation was so bad!
07-13-2013 09:03 AM
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Japan is a... unique place. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7818140.stm

Here is an article about how people in Japan rent a friend or a pet. The suicide rate in Tokyo is one of the highest anywhere and it is overcrowded.

There is also an extremely low violent crime rate in Japan. It would be extremely disrespectful.
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I am reading another book about Japan. The following is excepted from the chapter discussing the bursting of the stock market bubble in Japan back in 1990.

The remarkable thing is that a statue of a toad was used to pick stocks by the biggest investor in Japan back then. And the 'wisdom' of the toad was sought out by other major investors as well. An incredible thing. Details in the link below:

http://bhoffert.faculty.noctrl.edu/HST26...Burst.html
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09-29-2013 01:41 PM
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(09-29-2013 01:41 PM)cardguy Wrote:  The remarkable thing is that a statue of a toad was used to pick stocks by the biggest investor in Japan back then.

I would always take the advice of a toad over a hamster any day.
09-29-2013 02:07 PM
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I don't know what's worse.

The coat or the fact that the coat's voices sound like 12-year olds.

Herbivorous japanese men are some thirsty simps. That raises the question, do we have a native japanese member on RVF?

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Many Japanese girls have voices sound like 12-year olds though.
09-29-2013 08:07 PM
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