Last quote about Japan
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I told my friend, my job title is 'everybody's assistant,'.
TK always brings out the best sweets from Japan. And he pulls them out at 11:30 at night, when we're all grinding and tired, and it's like, Yeah!' He brings so much value, as much for the day-to-day mood of the office as anything else. When I got a chance to see his culture, you can see where his discipline comes from.
He gives us incredible information. It's based on impressive pattern recognition and consistency.
He came over to my house dressed as a samurai. My kids thought it was awesome. He went trick-or-treating, and people would come up, bow to him and speak Japanese. I asked him, What's going on, TK?' And his English was getting better and better, so he goes, Coach, I'm kind of a big deal in Japan'. He became a go-to guy. He came over from Japan, he volunteered. He never asked for a job. Just kept showing up to work. ... He made himself indispensable. Made himself valuable to the program. He's given a lot back, too. He's very loyal to Stanford University.
Do you love football?
We got to talking about all the things with the get-off in sumo and how everything is exactly the same as what we teach on the drive block. Everything from hit low, stay low, to try to get two steps in the ground before contact, eyes in the right place, great hands and finish. ... There's just no outside zone in sumo. It's head-to-head without a helmet on every play.
The next step is to get a scholarship kid from Japan.
I'm just lucky. Working at the right place, with the right guy, with the right timing, with the right players.
When I first showed up to play football, I thought I was going to play quarterback. But I'm a big guy in Japan. So they said, No, you're playing offensive line.
I told him that story to make his mood better. Yes, Coach, absolutely. The prime minister of Japan still complains about it. How do we make this sport better and more popular? I realized that we need to have the Ichiro of football. Or the Hideo Nomo of football. The Japanese college football program is not good enough to make Ichiro. So I have an answer: The best way is 'Made in USA'. We [the Japanese] always try to make excuses about size. But we have sumo wrestlers.
You go to Japan with TK, and he'll make you feel like you're the president of the United States on a foreign tour.
Our understanding is that there's over 5m small businesses in the UK, and only half of them accept credit cards. That's where buyers are going, and so instead of just focusing on switching people, there are a lot of folks that just haven't been reached. When we went to Japan, we also faced a market that already had competitors, and we determined that we didn't need to be first, we just needed to be best. And best to us means fastest, simplest and most cohesive.
At the moment we're only taking into account of the next game. But we know we have away games with Australia and the UAE before the final match at home to Japan. We will think about each game as it comes.
The problem is that homeless people were still stranded inside.
Typically it tapers off in late March, the snowpack settles and it's okay for climbing and off-piste skiing, but just recently we had this big spike in the snow depth. We had heavy snow, that condensed [with the warmer weather], and then once you have somebody on top of that, that creates a trigger. These are all a recipe for avalanche creation.
In the old office you went to your desk and did your work, that's it. You couldn't accidentally meet someone from another department or chat about a new opportunity. Benefits like having a private office are just entitlement. How is that an actual reflection on your power or position?
Some people said, my career is 20 years old and I have my way of doing things and I don't want to change,' . You have to help them see the benefits step by step.
I grew up in Japan, and I thought I wanted to be in politics, too. But it just wasn't a thing you heard often.
At a time when there is some degree of policy uncertainty that has emerged in the United States, questions about the timing of when the Trump administration can implement its agenda may be all feeding through into a period of 'risk off'. The end of the financial year is always a factor with regard to Japan to consider. The extent to which that may be contributing to yen strength is a possible factor.
Now, the threat is more crystallized. Some in Japan are saying, We want to have our own fingers on the trigger, we want to be able to defend ourselves.
The question is whether to use the F-35 to its full extent. Abe is politically astute and realistic in understanding what he can do. F-35s might not be enough, but they're a good place to start.
This discussion is not random. The bottom line is that a strike capability gives Japan more control over its destiny.
In that case, we would come under attack one missile after another unless we strike the enemy base and stop them. So the discussion is around the need to neutralize the missile launch base.
I'd like to encourage the party to have this discussion and am keeping an eye on how it's going.
Japan can't just wait until it's destroyed. It's legally possible for Japan to strike an enemy base that's launching a missile at us, but we don't have the equipment or the capability. Our country is protected by other countries, but we can't do anything to protect them. This is not acceptable in the international community anymore. We cooperate with the U.S. and other nations to protect our country and also to contribute to peace in East Asia. In this environment, it's only proper that we should discuss how we could protect our country.
Hopefully a big, packed crowd and they get right behind us.
We give it a good go as long as we're out on that pitch, and I expect no different tomorrow night. You demand no different tomorrow. What each individual is thinking I can't tell you but from a personal perspective it's business as usual. It's the way you've got to focus on the game and put on a performance and give everything you can to the cause.
Consumers face a tougher situation as prices will clearly rise reflecting the weaker yen and rebounding oil prices.
The important point for us is how each company in our group can help our clients and users to create new business models or new systems in different fields.
I don't think robots are stealing people's jobs yet. They can actually do jobs that don't need humans while humans can give much more attention to more important things. That's the goal of our application.
German and Japanese companies have a long-standing relationship. For example, the diesel engine. In This engine was invented at the end of the 19th century in Germany and in Japan a company named Yanmar developed a smaller type of this engine. And there are other examples where products invented in Germany have been applied and developed in Japan.
I believe that CeBIT is the ideal platform to intensify the already good and intensive collaboration. For German, especially for German small and medium size enterprises, this is a great opportunity to get to know the international offer in the field of digitalization.
Up until today, if you can sell 60 per cent of production, it was already considered a big success and 40 percent was thrown away as a loss. From now on, we will only produce the items that we will have sold, with small lot production, lots of styles, short delivery times, less stock, and customization.
8K has been developed by Japan Broadcasting Cooperation NHK for the next generation of television.
The special thing here in this fiber laser is the cables that we produce. They are made from fiberglass, and they can transfer extremely high amounts of data through cables rather small in size.
We are now witnessing the opening of the 5th chapter. We are now able to find solutions to problems that could not be solved before. This is the age, in which all things are connected, all technologies fuse, and this is the advent of Society 5.0.
Up until today in the textile industry, if you can sell 60 per cent of production, it was already considered a big success. That means that 40 per cent was thrown away as a loss. I think that from now on it will not be allowed to produce in that way, to have 40 per cent losses. From now on, thanks to this IT technology, we will produce uniquely the items that we will have sold, with small lot production, lots of styles, short delivery times, less stock, and customisation. This system is for realising those elements.
We can produce one entire piece of this garment – and this garment is very comfortable for your body, and then comfortable fit, and a beautiful silhouette, it comes like this.
Without additional evidence to corroborate Kagoike's story about the alleged donation, it is unlikely that it will significantly impact the prime minister.
Because Abe faces no credible challengers inside or outside his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to his leadership, disgruntled or disillusioned voters will find it difficult to shift their support elsewhere.
There is no denying the fact that the (couple) had strong ties with the school, and that the school showcased exactly the kind of jarring patriotic education Abe wants to pursue.
It is increasingly unlikely that the scandal will fatally undermine the PM's administration.
The day started out with dollar and stock weakness, but after news that there would be a vote later today after all, tail risk was seen as diminishing.
The match was difficult for us. We controlled the first half for much of the time, and created chances, but we did not score. In the second half, the same. Japan made use of two attacks and scored two goals. The match was hard, and despite the situations we faced, I'd like to congratulate my players for their efforts. Now we are looking forward.
It is not the time to tackle that issue here. In five days' time, we have another game, and it is the decision of the association to take, not me. I am a professional coach, so I am not thinking about (resigning). We have another game coming. We lost only three points here. We have not lost our chances to qualify. There are still 12 points to play for. I think we have to win the rest of the games, and we have to work hard to achieve our goals.
Through this MOU deal, Korean, Chinese and Japanese LNG buyers are expected to play an active role in the LNG market.
Everyone is focused on the U.S. … If you look outside the U.S., you look at places like Japan. We're seeing the rebalancing. The U.S. is going to be the last. Do they really want to flirt with the $30s? Is that something that's going to enhance their ability to lead in one of these petrostates? Barkindo is clearly aware of where the market is right now, and any appearances of cracks that appear in OPEC will have an effect on sentiment. He's very aware of that. I think he's going to want to generate the most positive headlines coming out of that meeting.
We have created a platform to share, discuss and solve our common issues such as traditional LNG business practices, including destination restrictions.
We are having some difficulties and we miss many players. In the UAE, we have a limited number of players we can choose. But we are used to this situation – it is a part of football. We should not think about the injuries, but think about how we play this match, and how to win it. We will try our best and work hard to make a positive result. We are thinking about this match at the moment.
In football, anything can happen, so you have to prepare for everything. What we think about is only how to do our best regardless of the result that comes. But usually the result comes with hard work, so we think only to work hard and do our best on the pitch irrespective of what condition we have at the moment. In the end, this is football and one team will win. We always think about positive things, we don't want to think about negative things. And I hope that thinking about the positive will make a good emotion and motivation for us.
If you want to die, it's okay to say so. When I said I wanted to die, what I really meant was life was too painful. Deep down in my heart I wanted to live, and I'm sure that's true of everyone.
I kept thinking about death, but my body was trying to live and it wanted to live.
I felt worthless, even less than trash. Gradually I was caught up in a desire to stop living.
Now we can talk about suicides. I believe the change in environment has made it easier for the needy to seek help.
Even my parents say I wasn't particularly the kind of kid who liked that sort of thing. But I do remember watching 'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'The Bionic Woman' on TV.
She's a lot cuter in the manga than she is in the film. They never really explain in the film what the ghost is. You get the idea that it's a soul, but the director intentionally left it ambiguous.
A lot of the science was way over my head. There were some terms I spent hours trying to pin down, only to find that he'd made them up.
I felt after being interviewed by the international press that the idea of 'ghost,' which is easily understood by us Japanese, is still not really understood in the West. This probably has to do with cultural differences.
We're not remaking the 1995 original.
The main bad guy is trying to manipulate public opinion to make the refugees out to be a menace in order to push an agenda that would remilitarize Japan.
I never would have imagined that there would be a trailer for a live-action version of 'Ghost in the Shell' during the Super Bowl. When I saw that, I was like, what world is this?
I don't think the majority of the public believes what he said completely. Given the international situation surrounding Japan such as the North Korean provocations and the U.S.-Japan relationship, I would guess the general public is getting more and more tired of this issue without clear evidence of a crime or scandal.
She said, please, this is from Shinzo Abe,' and gave me an envelope with 1m yen in it. Abe's wife apparently says she doesn't remember this at all, but since this was a matter of honour to us, I remember it quite vividly.
Suicide prevention is not a job for experts and special people supporting the cause, but it's for everyone. We can be a little kinder and try to reach out to others.
Here in Japan we are working on advancing goals related to women's empowerment and decent work for example. Internationally Japan has been a strong advocate for the concept of human security which is embedded in in the concept of the 2030 agenda . So based on such human-centered approach we can play a significant role in helping developing countries achieve the SDGs (sustainable development goals) especially in the areas where we have strength like disaster risk reduction and health in Africa.
I would like to keep my hopes high the main challenge for the international community is to raise public awareness especially educating and engaging the youth is critical because the SDGs are about creating the future that they will live in.
We aim to realise a kind of cycle in transferring the profits generated by making products with train components to charitable activities or to the reparation of trams or trains.
We're one game away from doing something we've never done before. This is awesome to have the opportunity to be here. Hopefully in the near future guys will want to play more after they see what we're doing now.
We don't focus on who's not here we focus on who is here.
Tokyo market shows weakness overall, owing largely to recent U.S. stock price declines and relative yen strength.
I felt good enough to stay out there.
It means a heck of a lot. We've got a great group of guys on this team who have dedicated this time to be able to try and win some ballgames. Sacrifices had to be made, and there are no egos when that door opens. That's what's good about this team. Everybody is a superstar on this team. There are no egos.
The players really did their very best. I really appreciate it. It's do-or-die, one semifinal.
A large jump in exports in February resulted in the highest trade surplus since 2010. The upshot is that net trade should have continued to support growth this quarter.
I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China...We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK. We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centerpiece.
I think this is stemming from the visit by the US Secretary of State to Japan, South Korea and China..we, of course, are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference.
The upshot is that net trade should have continued to support growth this quarter.
I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China...We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centerpiece.
Yes, all the matches are difficult no doubt, but this one is the key to move forward. Our previous win will give us confidence in our ability to defeat Japan again. Three points will enable us to move beyond them and approach the top of the group.
This generation of players has a lot of experience. We have fought a lot in the same competitive matches and this strengthens our confidence in dealing with all the circumstances and enough gives us incentive to reach the World Cup finals in order to fulfil our potential.
Going forward, Japan and the EU and the US should, hand in hand, work to maintain and reinforce the free and open international order, and today I wish to reaffirm that resolve, together with the presidents Tusk and Juncker.
I reiterated the commitment to Prime Minister Abe, notably following North Korea's violations of UN Security Council resolutions. We will continue implementing UN resolutions and consider further restrictive measures needed to keep up the pressure.
After having annulled the traditional annual summit, last year, the European Union and Japan are trying to revive the negotiations for a trade and political agreement.
Japan has to be particularly careful so ensure the terms don't upset the US, its main partner in defence against China's military ambitions and North Korea's aggression.
I find it important for Japan and the EU to cooperate with the United States as well to show to the world the flag of free trade as a model.
Let me assure you that the European Union is fully committed to concluding the negotiations for both agreements very soon and together.
It promises to be a historic year between Japan and the EU.
I played a bunch of different monsters when the show first came over to the states from Japan. They had needed to dub it into English, and I played a lot of the monsters. Cause even at 23, I think when I did it, my voice was rather low. So I would say 'You can not defeat me!
I think this is stemming from the visit by the secretary of state [Rex Tillerson] to Japan, South Korea and China … We of course are not afraid of any act like that. Even prohibition of the international transactions system, the global financial system, this kind of thing is part of their system that will not frighten us or make any difference. All he was talking about is for the United States to take military actions on DPRK. We strengthen our national defence capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centrepiece.
We shall try to aim for agreement in principle on the (EU-Japan trade deal) at the earliest possible date because it will give the world a symbol of free trade. In the midst of troubling protectionist trends, I find it important for Japan and the EU to cooperate with the United States as well, to give the world a model of free trade.
Francois and I agreed on the importance of ensuring a free and open maritime order in the Indo-Pacific region (and) of continuing to support the stability and prosperity of this region.
Well, I think, two things. One is, you saw him utilize this as an opportunity with [Japanese] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe to help foster deeper relationship... in Asia... and have a growing relationship that is going to help U.S. interests. How you use the game of golf is something that he's talked about. Secondly... he had a mini-cabinet meeting the other day, or two weekends ago, down at his club in Virginia. And, I remember, so many people jumping to the conclusion that he was going down, playing golf. Just because you go somewhere doesn't necessarily mean you did it.
We want free and open markets. In times when we have to argue with many about free trade, open borders and democratic values, it's a good sign that Japan and Germany no longer argue about this but rather are seeking to shape the future in a way that benefits people. We certainly don't want any barriers but at a time of an 'Internet of things' we want to link our societies with one another and let them deal fairly with one another, and that is what free trade is all about.
I just found out he was starting. That's awesome! Very cool. It's an incredible honor to play in a huge game for your country and against a great team like Japan.
I wished to continue in the team after being called-up to the national squad, but I have full confidence in the rest of the players led by coach Ali, to show their best in order to achieve the desired results. I think all the teams have the chance to qualify as winners of the group. However, if we are going to do that, we need to achieve a positive result against Japan.
Japan has been a manufacturing country. Manufacturing itself is very important. So connecting the real world of manufacturing and the virtual world of information technology, that's the key, we think.
No. Britain's example will make everyone realise that it's not worth leaving. On the contrary, the remaining member states will fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the European Union. Half memberships and cherry-picking aren't possible. In Europe you eat what's on the table or you don't sit at the table. A trade war would neither be in Europe's nor the USA's interests. We want to conclude a free trade deal between the EU and Japan this year.
Machines equipped with AI, or machines that are essentially robots no longer perform only narrow … functions … the machines of tomorrow will be tasked with solving … (a) multitude of challenges. Japan has no fear of AI. Machines will snatch away jobs? Such worries are not known to Japan. Japan aims to be the very first to prove that growth is possible through innovation, even when a population declines.
It is our obligation to explain to our citizens that the state is offering them the options of making use of digital potentials that we will empower them to do that. The task for us is to push digitization and move it forward and to explain to our people what value add is in all of that.
It's very good that Japan says we want a free trade agreement ... Germany would love to be a propelling driver behind the agreement coming into being. We do want open markets … we certainly don't want any barriers … we want to link our societies with one another and let them deal fairly with one another and that is what free trade is all about.
IOT will connect everything.
It is through connectedness that economies will grow, Japan having grown through reaping … the benefits of free trade and investment, wants to be the champion upholding open systems alongside Germany.
Decision making in the EU is sluggish … it's not a blame game and I get often it's the individual member states … Often they can't agree.
I had some emerging market shares and Japan funds. My safe and boring FTSE 100 and Dow Jones ETFs [quoted tracker funds] all ticked along but all the stuff I took a punt on was poor. I thought I knew what I was doing, but I didn't have any investments in bonds and didn't know where to start. I don't know what they are invested in, but it's doing a vastly better job than I would. It's easy and I trust them with it.
If you have what it takes, I think the younger you are, the better contract you get.
When I've seen him play, you get the feeling you are watching a giant who's totally different than the other players. When he comes to the batter box, I get really excited.
So, does he take $5 or $6 million for a year and then wait.
For players coming from the Japanese professional league, you have to have recognition of the difference in the ball, the difference in the workload, their travel and obviously the cultural differences. You take all that into account as you project what they could be as they transfer over to the United States.
The problem for all the teams except the Giants is once the players get successful, the teams want them to leave because they can't afford to pay them what they're worth. That's what happened with Darvish, Tanaka and others.
Even though the dot plot is not relevant because so much can change, the Fed reminded us all of the gradual nature of their expected behaviour on this rate hike cycle.
Taxing robotics is as intelligent as taxing software. They are both productivity tools. You should not tax the tools, you should tax the outcome that's coming. If you look at economies with the lowest unemployment rates in the world and correlate it with robotics: Germany, Japan, South Korea have the highest robotics rates with more than 300 robots per 10,000 workers, and they have the lowest unemployment rates. So robotization and automation, wealth and prosperity go hand-in-hand. It drives competitiveness, it drives productivity and it creates jobs.
I told my G20 counterparts that while the global economy was recovering gradually, downside risks existed so it was important to reconfirm a G20 commitment to use all available tools, individually and collectively, to ensure economic stability.
Toshiba's chip business is highly competitive globally and important in terms of keeping jobs in Japan. Flash memory is also expected to increase in importance from the standpoint of information security.
Trump is facing a different region than did Obama. China is more powerful and more assertive, Japan is more strategically active, and the region is more economically and diplomatically integrated.
We agreed that it was important to maintain the G7 and G20 agreements on currency policy. I didn't get any push back (from Mnuchin).
This Nishijin fabric is unique to Kyoto and the technique dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. And today that tradition is kept alive in workshops like this, where workers use traditional looms.
It looks like the patterns have been embroidered, but in fact they've been weaved into the fabric.
Nishijin-ori is made with silk thread that's been dyed.
Anything can happen these days, and it's even more true when we cannot anticipate the behavior of our neighboring countries.
I've seen missiles flying between foreign countries on television, but I never imagined this would happen to us.
This is a great opportunity to bring the spirit of the Olympic Games to this region, which was affected by the tsunami in 2011. It is also an expression of solidarity of the Olympic movement with the people in this region who are suffering from the consequences of this disaster.
We believe this is a very important exercise in terms of furthering the understanding among residents about the actions they need to take when the government issues information about a missile launch.
We are seeing very strong sales. It's much beyond our expectations. We were giving purchase tickets at 7 a.m. but all of them were gone instantly.
We didn't expect a testimony in parliament, so this bit of news has escalated a level of concern. This scandal hasn't directly hit trading activity so far, but the new development (testimony) is capping the upside in Japanese equities.
When there is a news report like this saying there will be cooperation on a national level, retail investors' sentiment in the stock recovers.
There has been quite a few midfielders from Australia come to Japan and not really last out, so he's got a big test ahead of him.
The concerned ministries and agencies are going to thoroughly examine the content of the judgment and discuss how we will respond to it.
We again apologize from the bottom of our hearts for giving great troubles and concerns to the residents of Fukushima and other people in society by causing the accident of the nuclear power station of our company. Regarding today's judgment given at the Maebashi local court today, we would like to consider how to respond to this after examining the content of the judgment.
It is largely questionable whether the mental distress the plaintiffs faced was adequately evaluated.
The money is not a problem. Even if it's ¥1,000 yen or ¥2,000, it's fine. We just want the government to admit their responsibility. Our ultimate goal is to make the government admit their responsibility and remind them not to repeat the same accident.
Khairul didn't play in his last two games with Kelantan. Like I said during the AFF Suzuki Cup previously, we have three good goalkeepers. Fahmi played three games in the Suzuki Cup and I think this time, it's a good chance for other goalkeepers to be tested. This would give us options for when we play against other teams later on. North Korea are ranked better than us. I think they have a balanced squad compared if we were to compare with Middle Eastern teams or such as the likes of South Korea and Japan.
Picking a sake glass at Nihonryori RyuGin was hard. Each one is a hand crafted work of art. We. Are. On. The. Popcorn. In. Beijing. . WE. ARE. POPCORN. PEOPLE.
My first time in Japan. Thank you to all the fans who came out to say hello!
Clearly the level of spending the State Department has been undertaking in the past, in particular this past year, is simply not sustainable. So we have 20 years of failed approach. That includes a period where the United States has provided $1.35 billion in assistance to North Korea as an encouragement to take a different pathway.
In the face of this ever-escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required. Part of the purpose of my visit to the region is to exchange views on a new approach.
"Some market participants believe core consumer inflation will approach 1 per cent in the latter half of this year. That might very well happen. But we won't automatically raise our yield target just because this happens,"
Not only the G20 but the IMF and OECD have said protectionism damages global trade and global economic growth, and that it is necessary to maintain free trade and investment. Japan's stance on this will not change. The momentum for inflation to accelerate to 2 per cent remains in place but lacks strength. The BOJ will continue to promote powerful monetary easing ... to achieve its price target at the earliest date possible.
Not only the G20 but the IMF and OECD have said protectionism damages global trade and global economic growth, and that it is necessary to maintain free trade and investment. Japan's stance on this will not change. The momentum for inflation to accelerate to 2 percent remains in place but lacks strength. The BOJ will continue to promote powerful monetary easing ... to achieve its price target at the earliest date possible.
Very few people expect inflation to reach 2 percent. In addition, I see no change to inflation expectations. In these circumstances, raising the 10-year yield target cannot be considered. Even if the BOJ wanted to move, I don't think it could.
Some market participants believe core consumer inflation will approach 1 percent in the latter half of this year. That might very well happen. But we won't automatically raise our yield target just because this happens.
If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China's sovereignty and security. ... then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures.
Japan recognizes threats from North Korea's provocations have entered a new stage. We need to continue working with the United States and other countries concerned to demand North Korea refrain from provocations and observe U.N. Security Council resolutions.
I'm sorry I teach you so strongly. I do this because I know you can do well. You have problems, but you have the ability to clear them. I know, because you accept everything. I've been watching you. You are better than some Japanese students. How, I do not know. I thought you would hit the target. Lessons, everything too compressed.
Japanese archery is serious. You have to have poker face at all times.
Make the target, don't make the target. It doesn't matter. Action is the same.
My teacher said I was hitting very well. But my form was not beautiful. To some, archery looks like sport. To some, it looks like spirit. If you ask one hundred people, you will find one hundred different answers. ... Body remembers correct action. If we are not thinking, we get the target natural.
There is no laughing in Japanese archery!
North Korea and its people need not fear the United States or their neighbors in the region who seek only to live in peace with North Korea. With this in mind, the United States calls on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and refrain from any further provocation. In the face of this ever-escalating threat it is clear that a different approach is required.
The United States holds a joint military exercise every year to push the situation on the Korean Peninsula to a serious situation, and that is the source of the super tough measures we must take.
In Japan, trend inflation has been moving sideways. The momentum for inflation to accelerate to 2 percent remains in place but lacks strength. The BOJ will continue to promote powerful monetary easing under the yield curve control framework to achieve its price target at the earliest date possible. I don't think U.S. interest rate developments will immediately have a severe impact on emerging economies. But we need to watch developments carefully.
Monetary policy steps affect the economy and prices through markets and financial institutions' activities, so it's important to explain in easy terms the thinking behind our decisions and how we see the economy and prices. We need to look at various price indicators as well as factors that determine underlying trend inflation, such as the output gap and medium- to long-term inflation expectations. We won't immediately change our yield target just because a particular price indicator reaches a certain level.
But Japan's economy is recovering moderately. Price growth remains around zero but is likely to accelerate toward 2 percent, albeit gradually. I don't think we need to think about (deepening negative rates) now.
I don't see the need to raise our yield target just because a central bank of another country raises rates ... Currency rates move on various factors, not just on interest rate differentials. As for Japan's economy and prices, downside risks still exceed upside risks. I don't think we can say that downside risks subsided significantly. If we need to expand stimulus, I won't rule out the chance of deepening negative interest rates.
Trilateral cooperation is critical as we address the issue of North Korea.
Very few people expect inflation to reach 2 per cent. In addition, I see no change to inflation expectations. In these circumstances, raising the 10-year yield target cannot be considered. Even if the BOJ wanted to move, I don't think it could.
In the face of this ever escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required.
If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China's sovereignty and security... then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures.
Even though the dot plot is not relevant because so much can change, the Fed reminded us all of the gradual nature of their expected behavior on this rate hike cycle.
I feel a car is a dream, more than the nuts and bolts that make it real. It's a reflection of our dream to fly, to move.
The Japanese brands for a long time had that reputation of being kind of bland and dry, and boring, if you will. That's changing gradually. But at the vanguard of that change has always been Nissan. They've always stood out a little bit extra for their design. They've been a little bit quirky, a little bit daring.
Once [ECB President Mario] Draghi begins to taper, that probably won't happen for a few months, but once he begins to taper and reduce that $80 billion a month, once that zero to 10 basis point cap is eliminated in Japan, then hell could break loose in terms of the bond market on a global basis.
All I asked was they not take anything for granted and that they just play hard, the way we did against Israel. We've played great all tournament. We feel great about our chances.
All of the central banks are on the move. The BOJ (Bank of Japan and ECB (European Central Bank) used to be very dovish, less so now. Clearly, the ECB, in particular, is getting much more upbeat about growth and I think, if we have no accidents with the French election, the balance of risk will shift to neutral and we think we get taper too in the autumn, so euro-dollar actually might have seen the low.
Wage growth is far from enough to accelerate economic growth and inflation.
In Japan, you just can't sit in the restaurant after the match and shout and chant your team's name crazily. It's just not how things are done there. But, in China, this isn't really an issue. Before, the Urawa lads didn't know much about Chinese football culture, so when they saw the Blue Devils going nuts, they thought it was great, and because we are ultras, maybe compared with other fans our connection with the game is deeper so we understand each other.
Chinese and Japanese people can socialise together no problem, because Japan has been influenced by Chinese culture to a large extent. Both have similar values, which is why the Blue Devils could get along with the Urawa fans so quickly in the beginning. In Shanghai we have a lot of foreign people living beside us so we come into contact with things from Europe or even the world quickly. Our open-mindedness is the most important thing to understand in all of this – take a look at Hongkou Stadium and you can see – we are way ahead of most other fans in the rest of China.
Do Manchester United fans support Manchester City in the Champions League against Bayern?
The onus is on the current members, particularly Japan, to decide if they want to continue promoting the gold standard agreement or consign it to the dust bin.
I believe Tillerson wants to achieve a greater unity of the US allies in front of the North Korean nuclear programme which is advancing faster than anybody has ever expected. In Seoul and Tokyo he wants to gain support for more pressure, and perhaps he even hopes to get something from the Chinese, to persuade them that pressing North Korea hard is in China's long-term interests. However, these efforts are not going to bear any significant results: sanctions do not have any noticeable impact on North Korea.
It's worth looking at Akie's relationship with the government, since the role of first lady is a relatively new one in Japan. Akie, in fact, has done more than any other Japanese prime minister's wife to mainstream the English-language term 'first lady' and shape the public's conception of a shushō fujin (prime minister's wife).
Keeping in mind the valuable lessons we learned by losing so many victims, we will relentlessly revise our preparation for disaster with all our effort and wisdom.
North Korea is one of the biggest threats to Japan's national security. We will see how the international community will respond to the threat. The gap between American and Japanese readers is much bigger than you can even imagine. I don't know what should be done. My job is just to tell the truth.
To make good mochi, it's important to beat it quickly before it cools down.
And perhaps the best way to understand this tradition is to give it a go myself … or at least try. Well at least no one was hurt, so now I can enjoy the results of my hard work.
We've been making mochi like this in my home town for a long time.
Let's catch up with the West. We should abandon our old-fashioned things.
Netsuke artists just had fun. The artists loved to depict the split second before you step on a banana peel.
People tend to be drawn to the animal figures.
Because the question of the responsibility of the nuclear accident is still very blurry, there is no shared understanding among the Japanese that the Fukushima evacuees are in fact the victims of the accident.
How could anyone blame my former mother-in-law? I understand her feelings.
We play until the last out – it's something we talked about from long before the tournament started. One of the things we have to do is we have to grind. We might not be as talented as other teams, but I think it's really important that we play every pitch, we play every inning, we play every out. And I think no matter what the scoreboard says, it's our responsibility to go out every day and give our best at-bats.
Next game is going to be like a Game 7 of the World Series. We cannot change the outcome, but we're going to try to stay positive. The next game is the most important game for us, and I know that this team is not going to bow down.
And sometimes, we're able to make it; sometimes, we don't make it. But they play to win, and they showed it tonight.
I don't swing to be a home-run king. I try to drive in runs. I'm so happy to contribute to the national team.
For some reason, anytime Italy wins, it's a big surprise. It's been like that for eight years now. The only ones that are not surprised, it's these guys, because they're playing to win. They're playing to win every pitch.
This illustration gave origin to the name of the genus and the popular name birdeater spiders. People at that time did not believe in her observations, saying that a spider eating a bird was a female fantasy. Now we know she was right.
The government has a responsibility to protect the human rights of evacuees, but it doesn't not recognise this obligation. Instead, it downplays the health impact of the accident, especially the dangers associated with long-term radiation exposure.
This is not something where one side wins and the other loses.
Those thyroid cases have been found because we conducted the survey, not because of the radiation. The survey has caused over-diagnosis.
Those thyroid cases have been found because we conducted the survey, not because of the radiation. Even though our diagnosis are accurate, the survey has caused over-diagnosis.
In 2012, two years after my husband and I, along with our two dogs, had relocated from New York to Beijing, the extremely authoritarian political environment and world-famous pollution had driven this self-proclaimed New Yorker into an emotional exile. I started an angry food blog out of sheer desperation and misery. Just when I thought I was balancing .
We have to close the wall gradually. By April we want to keep the influx of groundwater to about 100 tonnes a day, and to eliminate all contaminated water on the site by 2020.
So far we've only managed to take a peek, as the last experiment with the robot didn't go well. But we're not thinking of another approach at this moment.
Without a technical solution for dealing with unit one or three, unit two was seen as less challenging. So much of what is communicated to the public and media is speculation and wishful thinking on the part of industry and government. The current schedule for the removal of hundreds of tons of molten nuclear fuel, the location and condition of which they still have no real understanding, was based on the timetable of prime minister [Shinzo] Abe in Tokyo and the nuclear industry – not the reality on the ground and based on sound engineering and science.
If the pieces of the French tragedy which are being put in place were to lead to her election, I would stand aside from any diplomatic role. You won't need to punish me for serving you badly, because I will simply refuse to serve you.
I couldn't loyally defend your positions, which run counter to all the principles championed by France when it is great in the world.
When you claim to restore our grandeur, you are shutting France in a cellar filled with demons that we thought had been forgotten.
The ministry expects all contractors involved in decontamination to comply with the law.
The length of asylum seekers' residence permits and them doing decontamination work are unrelated. If anyone is giving inaccurate explanations about this, it's problematic.
Sales barely reach a tenth of what they used to be. But running the factory is my priority. If no one returns, the town will just disappear.
Wild boars in this town are not scared of people these days. They stare squarely at us as if saying, What in the world are you doing?' It's like our town has fallen under wild boars' control.
Young people will not go back.
It is time we acquired the capability. I don't know whether that would be with ballistic missiles, cruise missiles or even the F-35 (fighter bomber), but without a deterrence North Korea will see us as weak.
If bombers attacked us or warships bombarded us, we would fire back. Striking a country lobbing missiles at us is no different. Technology has advanced and the nature of conflict has changed.
China has missiles that can hit Japan, so any complaints it may have are not likely to garner much sympathy in the international community.
So, what are you doing after graduation?
Even if the Japanese work less, it won't improve spending. Quite the opposite, it will mean less pay at a time when wages are stagnant and purchasing power is being eroded by a weak yen. Added to this is a looming shortage of labor.
People will be more focused on being productive as opposed to just spending a lot of time in the office. I think one of the issues with Japanese is that we weren't open enough. We were very inward looking, creating a lot of peer pressure. So I think if we have a more open culture, it will lead to the solution of this overtime issue.
Look! Sometimes I scare them. But not to the point of nightmares.
At first, I was – and crying.
Yuzo has gelled with the rest of the boys immediately which is very encouraging as he hasn't been with us for all that long. As the season progresses and he gets more comfortable and familiar with those around him I have no doubt he is going to be one of the real excitement machines of the league.
I have had a great career so far and was looking for the next big challenge. Never having played in Australia and hearing so many wonderful things about the country and the people, I wanted to experience that myself. I was very lucky I managed to find a home here in Wollongong as the city is amazing, my team-mates and coaches have been fantastic and all the people I have met have been so friendly. I can't wait to help the team be the best we possibly can.
There is concern that these kinds of large swings in the exchange rates, if they continue, might have a negative impact on business sentiment. Although the momentum toward achieving the 2 percent price stability target has been maintained, it continues to lack firmness.
It's inevitable for the BOJ's bond buying to face difficulties if it keeps purchasing at the current pace. The BOJ should have started normalising unconventional policy earlier.
There were four that landed. There may be a higher number of launches that we're not commenting on. But four landed and splashed in the Sea of Japan.
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles today which fell near our Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ. Japan will collect and analyse information regarding this issue. Japan also lodged strong protest against North Korea.
North Korea is demonstrating that its target is not just limited to the Korean peninsula any more but can extend to Japan at any time and even the US.
This is Masa of SoftBank from Japan. He's one of the great men of industry, so I just want to thank you very much. Crooked Hillary says we must call on Saudi Arabia and other countries to stop funding hate. I am calling on her to immediately return the $25 million plus she got from them for the Clinton Foundation!
The visit is symbolic of Japan's interest in boosting Japanese-Thai relations at a time when China seems to enjoy favor in Bangkok.
The constitution represents the shape of our country, and it should describe Japan's ideal future.
There has been an incredible concentration and centralization of power in the prime minister's office under Abe, unlike his predecessors, where power was widely distributed and the prime minister was one among many. Polls suggest he has got a long battle to get the public with him.
The interesting thing is that formerly Abe did not seem to be interested in economic policy. But right after he got power for the second time, he did not put forth such a right-wing agenda. Instead he introduced and emphasized the economic issue.
The interesting thing is that formerly Abe did not seem to be interested in economic policy. Abe was a very conservative politician, and he was interested in a more right-wing agenda like constitutional amendment. But right after he got power for the second time, he did not put forth such a right-wing agenda. Instead he introduced and emphasized the economic issue.
Maybe get a puppy? A 'support animal' I think they call them nowadays. But it's just an idea that, find a loved one – someone you care about – and hold them tight because the end of the season may hurt a little bit. One day, I brought to set these little wooden tops that I picked up in Japan, and I gave them to all three kids. I had one for Mandy and me to use as well, so we could all do it together and make a game out of it, see who could spin it the longest and all that. I always try and keep the kids engaged, focused, but also let them be kids.
As well as visiting the many shrines and spiritual sites here, people also come to get close to nature, with a wide variety of mountain walks and activities.
We had a big gain in the quarter but there are many complex issues in the world economy so we will be carefully manage the assets going forward.
There were some investors who weren't positioned for the possibility of a rate increase this month, and the dollar is benefiting as they adjust their expectations.
My understanding is as recent as this week there have been more discussions with the club, that it's heading in the right direction for them to have a non-discriminatory membership. It would appear that we should be able to have this resolved by the end of June. It's possible to go elsewhere but I think this is going to work out. We will only go to a club that has non-discrimination.
We should think out of the box so we can examine the bottom of the core and how melted fuel debris spread out.
I don't think Japan is going to catch up with Macau for the simple reason that I think Japanese lawmakers, when they're making the bills, will limit the amount of gaming that could take place. What we're talking about is two to three large integrated resorts, maybe a couple more regional type of small casinos, so limited amount of positions. And they may even limit locals from gambling or have a fee like they do in Singapore where locals have to pay a fee to get into the casinos. So, all these things may constraint the actual amount of revenue that could be generated in Japan.
With distributed ledger technology, it doesn't matter because the little guy can speak to another little guy and it's just as cheap if they did 10,000 transactions or two.
The objective of the consortium is to make domestic and corporate payment efficient by taking advantage of the latest distributed ledger technology available in the world.
They have had a lot of interest in bitcoin, blockchain and is more aware of cryptocurrencies.
Inflation will accelerate this year due to a rebound in energy costs and the weak-yen effect. But it won't heighten much next year unless wages spike and boost spending. The hurdle for hitting 2% inflation remains very high, which means the BOJ will maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy for the time being.
The government is teaming up with the Bank of Japan to keep working toward getting out of deflation.
Yes, there were very long moments of loss of self, where suddenly (...) you no longer know where you are, but you are there, and that is what was great (about it).
We have met with Aramco's people last year. We believe that they are quite interested in TSE. We would like to show the benefit [to Aramco] of listing on a global exchange. We have access to many individual investors and a successful track record of large fund-raising like Japan Post. We have a deep investor base. Aramco can raise huge funds, we're the third largest by market cap, we're also a global exchange, we have many top tier companies listed on our First Section. Institutional investors occupy half the trading base.
It's this strange feeling of a floating world, an incredible floating in this mineral capsule. Yes, there are very strong moments of getting dizzy, where the world is shaking monstrously. It's a moment of happiness, it's a gift, but at the same time one must stay clear-headed. There are very strong moments where you lose yourself, where suddenly you don't know anymore where you are.
We don't want any border tax to violate WTO rules by becoming a tax system intended to promote exports. Our position is WTO rules and multilateralism are important and we want to lobby for that.
I cannot say we are for sure getting it, but we are very confident. We are also very sincere. Money should not be the only thing (for Toshiba) to consider... We can help its technology to be sold in products all over the world. That is Foxconn's advantage. Because we have the experience with Sharp, we think if Toshiba goes to us, we are its client, its user. We would even invite it to set up a factory in China. It can keep its core technology in Japan but it is about expanding capacity.
The widening interest rate differential between the U.S. and Japan helped the dollar versus the yen.
2017 could make us look at changes to our inventory position, our production profile and our purchasing activity; all of those effects of the Tepco situation.
Factory output will probably slow down this quarter as a reaction to solid production in October-December. Still, output is likely to remain in a moderate pickup backed by IT-related demand for smart phones in China and economic recovery in the United States and Europe as well as resource-exporting countries and emerging markets, although uncertainty remains over the outlook on US economic policies.
There's an inherent tension that [U.S. defense contractors] are going to face, because every time you sell internationally, there's perception that you're creating jobs in an international market. And at the same time you're going to need to be able to show that you're making jobs in the U.S. through an international sale. I think, for U.S. firms, they're going to have to navigate this a little differently. A lot of these countries that have been big consumers – Saudi Arabia, Japan, UAE – the underlying threats and economic drivers for them to procure defense products are all still there.
Obviously if Trump mentions any specific countries, their currencies will be affected. Countries likely to attract his attention are China, Germany, Japan and Mexico, which all have large trade surpluses versus the United States.
He has mentioned China and Japan quite often as of late, so dollar/yen is likely to be affected the most if he speaks about these countries.
We are focused on international expansion, mainly in Europe and Asia. It's just the beginning of the Internet. We are producing all over the globe with great success, now also in Spain, France, Germany, the U.K., Turkey, India, and even Japan, with anime shows.
And if you go inside one of the main buildings you're greeted by colourful walls covered in mirrors … with intricate, decorative artwork by master craftsmen here in Bukhara, adding to the beauty of the site.
Investors recently confirmed that Japanese corporate earnings will likely be strong next fiscal year. But if the dollar falls below 110 yen, such hopes will change.
Kumano is a place of rebirth for the mind and soul. We say that after the renewal that we experience here we can make a new start towards a new life.
As part of the more than 600 kilometres of pilgrim tracks that mostly start in the city of Kyoto, magical sights greet visitors along the way.
Inflation expectations generally around the globe are going to be trending higher and at some stage that may drive the Bank of Japan to reconsider its policy options. That should then in turn play into a stronger yen story.
While shares have generally continued to push higher they remain at risk of a short term correction being technically overbought again, and with short term investor sentiment at levels often associated with corrections.
The pound continues to defy expectations for further weakness in the near term.
Upward momentum has been reinforced after EUR/GBP closed below its' 200-day moving average at around 84.70 for the first time yesterday since late in 2015. It could provide an important bullish technical signal for the pound in the near-term.
We'll absolutely spend whatever we need to win.
An "integrated resort.
At some point it will be all hands on deck. When you get definition around the legislation, you are on the bullet train, and hopefully you're not trying to catch up.
I say to myself, hold on, what is this object really? And you ask yourself the question and say to yourself: 'Well, hold on, instead of distancing yourself and removing oneself from it, let's go inside and see what is really happening.
It is rather extraordinary. We are asking ourselves: what he will do for a week? How he will live? We arrived just as he went in this work of art, and I hope we will be able to follow, on the Internet at least, how it will evolve.
We are going to have a larger office here in Tokyo.
It would be at least what we paid in Singapore, $6 billion including the land, but it could be as much as $10 billion.
On the technical side and everything else, I've been very impressed (and) I'd be very disappointed if, as a result of a referendum, they didn't proceed.
Although there was no tough talk on trade at the meeting, we are likely to see a comprehensive economic talk between Japan and the United States in April, when U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to visit Japan.
This is a positive sign. Japanese manufacturers have taken a wait-and-see approach about capital expenditure due to slack overseas demand but they are easing this stance.
We have never launched a spaceflight before from this country. Our ambition is to allow for safe and competitive access to space from the UK, so we remain at the forefront of a new commercial space age.
The continuous, negative moves made recently by Japan regarding major sensitive issues have caused disturbances to the improvement of bilateral ties. Only when Japan honours its commitments and adopts a responsible attitude, thus preventing the occurrence of incidents damaging the political foundation of the China-Japan ties, can there be real improvement in relations.
Signing up for the gas is another example of Toshiba's poor management oversight. It is also an example of a conglomerate strategy unique to Japan, where many of these corporations pursue so many different lines of business.
While Japan avoided being criticised for the yen at the recent summit, the fact that it remains vulnerable to scrutiny over currency levels has not changed. The yen is still weak relatively speaking and fears that Japan could come under fire any time over currencies is limiting the US dollar's advances against it.
As you know, our administration inherited many problems across government and across the economy. To be honest, I inherited a mess. It's a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. We have had great conversations with the UK, and meetings. Israel, Mexico, Japan, China and Canada, really, really productive conversations. I would say far more productive than you would understand.
With third quarter corporate earnings releases over in Japan, investors will likely monitor the dollar-yen levels for catalysts now.
We launched this project aiming to promote sustainability, as well as to enhance a sense of direct involvement in the Tokyo 2020 Games.
A project that allows the people of Japan to take part in creating the medals is really good. There's a limit on the resources of our earth, so recycling these things will make us think about the environment.
I came today because I thought it's great that my old mobile phones will become medals for the 2020 Olympics Games.
PHV is key to that step in making eco-cars widespread. This is a product we are proud of.
Our monetary policy is conducted solely for the purpose of pulling Japan's economy out of deflation and achieving our 2 percent inflation at the earliest date possible.
When I was alone with the president at the White House, I told him that it would be inappropriate for us leaders to directly debate exchange-rate issues. Currency issues are best dealt with by the finance minister and Treasury secretary of both countries.
Markets are pricing only a 22 percent probability of a March Fed move, the question is whether she wants to nudge it closer to fifty percent. The economics all suggest the dollar should be moving higher but the politics don't always play along to the same tune and we have the president's Twitter feed to contend with.
As long as BOJ continues to purchase 80 trillion yen [worth], that means they are taking away those JGBs away from commercial banks and institutional investors, which is not sustainable. It's important the BOJ starts to reduce the amount of BOJ purchases from 80 trillion yen. At the same time, they can raise the 10-year target from the current zero percent level toward the 0.0-0.5 percent range and they make it more market determined interest rate.
If you talk to the households, they all say they are worried about their futures because they don't know how many years they are going to live and then their pensions are not enough. So the most important thing is Abe really has to touch on Social Security expansion reform and try to make this pension, health insurance system more sustainable and that is the only way in order to reduce the anxiety and concerns that are prevailing among the households.
Households are very sensitive to the prices, the general prices and especially food prices. So this past most recent quarter, you saw the consumption growth was very sluggish. It's because food prices went up. Whenever food prices go up, the consumers feel their disposable income is going down. So they'd rather reduce the consumption.
We're increasing the probability of rate hikes. The ECB is cutting [quantitative easing] QE this year, the Bank of England is going to end QE this year and possibly raise rates. You have the Bank of Japan getting tested every night in their yield curve control experiment. I think that central banks don't matter is unrealistic.
Still, the corporate sector strength has not spread to households who are facing higher costs of living and future uncertainty. The key is how price-adjusted real wages grow to support private consumption from now on.
Indonesia is a very domestic driven economy, so it would be less impacted by a trade war.
Historically separated from global trade, India has emerged as a strong center of growth in recent years. Political changes and a long-term plan for a society more connected to Delhi, less corrupt and more tied to a formalized banking and tax system has the chance to surprise investors in the medium and longer-term.
In Japan and China you need to go through these rituals. You could argue that looking at Mr. Trump, they're saying, O.K., I have to figure out what the ritual is and go through it,' and these guys know how to do that stuff.
One of the reasons the U.S. is so attractive is the relative lack of language barriers (compared with) other countries like Japan and China. So refocusing efforts elsewhere … would be difficult.
Trump has just taken a positive approach to tax reforms and infrastructure spending. It remains to be seen if this has any impact on Yellen, as the Trump administration's lack of policy clarity seemed like a factor that made the Fed hesitant to raise rates.
I think there will be a number of different strategies on the table.
I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.
"Trump has just taken a positive approach to tax reforms and infrastructure spending,". "It remains to be seen if this has any impact on Yellen, as the Trump administration's lack of policy clarity seemed like a factor that made the Fed hesitant to raise rates".
I just want everybody to understand, and fully know, that the United States of America is behind Japan, our great ally, 100 percent. It won't happen!
No matter what anyone says or does, it cannot change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China, and cannot shake China's resolve and determination to protect national sovereignty and territory.
Having a great time hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the United States! Played golf today with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and @TheBig_Easy, Ernie Els, and had a great time. Japan is very well represented! (sic).
"There is relief that the summit ended without confrontation, and that the joint statement did not directly touch upon currencies issues,". "While the outcome of the U.S.-Japan summit itself is not a huge dollar boosting factor, the currency continues to receive firm support from expectations towards Trump's 'phenomenal' tax plans,".
However, attention should be paid to uncertainty over global economy and fluctuations in financial markets.
I expect growth to accelerate this year on an upswing in global demand. One risk is consumption. Real wages might remain weak.
The fact that the economy grew a fourth straight quarter on the back of exports should be considered a passing mark for policymakers. Still, the corporate sector strength has not spread to households, who are facing higher costs of living and future uncertainty. The key is how price-adjusted real wages grow to support private consumption from now on.
"The fact that the economy grew a fourth straight quarter on the back of exports should be considered a passing mark for policymakers,". "Still, the corporate sector strength has not spread to households who are facing higher costs of living and future uncertainty. The key is how price-adjusted real wages grow to support private consumption from now on".
One problem with protectionism is companies could hesitate because they will not know when and where to invest. This could lead to a delay in investment.
"I expect growth to accelerate this year on an upswing in global demand. One risk is consumption. Real wages might remain weak,"
"However, attention should be paid to uncertainty over global economy and fluctuations in financial markets,"
Is Trumpflation back with a vengeance? Probably investors will want to wait but it does seem that all of the cards for another bull run for the dollar may be falling back into place. There can only be upside risk going into Yellen's testimony this week.
"Trump has just taken a positive approach to tax reforms and infrastructure spending. It remains to be seen if this has any impact on Yellen, as the Trump administration's lack of policy clarity seemed like a factor that made the Fed hesitant to raise rates,"
The RBNZ has clearly knocked the New Zealand dollar lower. However, we still find it difficult to get overly bearish given a still solid economic picture.
There is relief that the summit ended without confrontation, and that the joint statement did not directly touch upon currencies issues. While the outcome of the U.S.-Japan summit itself is not a huge dollar boosting factor, the currency continues to receive firm support from expectations towards Trump's 'phenomenal' tax plans.
What we're really doing is importing labour. If we want economic growth in the future, we need foreigners.
Having a great time hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the United States! I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.
President Trump and I myself completely share the view that we are going to promote further cooperation between the two nations. And also we are going to further reinforce our alliance. I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.
I would certainly expect no discussion of global politics. I don't see Melania as wanting to be part of those conversations.
We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance. The US-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Pacific region. The bond between our two nations and the friendship between our two peoples runs very, very deep. This administration is committed to bringing those ties even closer. We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance.
I am quite optimistic that ... good results will be seen from the dialogue. The president and I confirmed our strong resolve that we will create free and fair markets, based on rules, in the Asia-Pacific region.
"My scores in golf are not up to the level of Donald at all, but my policy is never up, never in, always aiming for the cup,"
As soon as you start wailing on Honda, Toyota or Nissan, you'll have a governor standing up, saying, Hey, these are great companies.
We had a very, very good talk last night and discussed a lot of subjects. I think we are on the process of getting along very well. And I think that will also be very much of a benefit to Japan. I believe that will all work out very well for everybody, China, Japan, the United States and everybody in the region. Why should some other nation be able to say I can't take a call? I fully understand the one China policy, but I don't know why we have to be bound by a one China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade.
Sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn't. I give him my opinion. And he could do whatever he likes with it.
I don't happen to believe that. But if you do believe that, you absolutely want that conflict to come earlier, when the United States is much more powerful than China, than later on when they have the largest economy in the world.
It's an enormously risky logic. It's one the markets are going to throw up all over, but it's not that these people are assertively stupid. I just happen to think it's wrong.
I'm always aiming for the cup. Never cut to… the goal with the shortcuts and short chops. In a relaxed atmosphere, I hope to take time to discuss with Donald on the future of the world, future of the region and future of Japan in the United States.
In a relaxed atmosphere I hope to take time to discuss with Donald the future of the world, the future of the region and the future of Japan and the United States.
The criticism that our policies are intended to direct the yen lower is undeserved.
Every other country lives on devaluation. You look at what China's doing, you look at what Japan has done over the years. ... They play the money market, they play the devaluation market and we sit there like a bunch of dummies.
"I am quite optimistic that ... good results will be seen from the dialogue,"
It looks as if Abe is coming in determined to maintain the U.S.-Japan relationship. It would be a big surprise if Trump were to complain about dollar/yen.
Unfortunately, we have a nuclear world now.
We will be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country. You will be seeing that sometime next week. You could only learn, frankly, if you were in a certain position, namely: president. Would I rather have North Korea have them with Japan sitting there having them also? You may very well be better off if that's the case. In other words, where Japan is defending itself against North Korea, which is a real problem.
He wanted to ratchet down the tension surrounding U.S./Sino relations. With [Japanese Prime Minister] Shinzo Abe arriving tomorrow he didn't want to have another flashpoint in the East Asian region. I think he also wanted to assuage concerns with a lot of the U.S. allies that the U.S. wasn't throwing away 70 years of foreign policy just under this administration. Trump is really seeking to restructure the relationship and I don't see that changing.
Unless there is a new technology breakthrough, coal is likely to be phased out over a period of decades. I spend time in India talking to Indian policy makers about how Vedanta and India should be part of the solution because coal will need to be part of the solution in India for a longer duration than in a relatively wealthy society like Europe, the U.S. and Japan.
Probably, Japanese farmers are not necessarily so much encouraging the more liberalized movement.
[Abe] can't just give and give and give a blank check to Trump. I think Abe needs to get much more information on these issues before he can commit to really throwing Japan into bilateral negotiations.
Recently, the US dollar has been caught between uncertainty towards Bank of Japan policy and US-Japan currency diplomacy on one hand, and hopes for US tax reform on the other. The US dollar's surge was straightforward reaction to developments in the latter.
(Trump) must bring Abe up short on any cheery notion that business will continue as usual.
They're going to try to engage the American government across the board.
The system is like calling a crow white. What we're really doing is importing labor.
We told the boss, but she said she wouldn't pay more. She told us to keep working or go back to Vietnam.
Practically every vegetable in the supermarkets of Tokyo was picked by a trainee.
Most manufacturers have moved overseas. It's the only way to stay profitable. They demanded more overtime work. I told them it wouldn't be profitable for the company, and they said they were willing to work for less.
There are no rules. There's a sense that you if you don't get caught, you can do anything.
They can't change jobs, and they lose money if they go home.
Our situation is very similar to Berlin in 1946 or Tokyo in 1946. So you have a destroyed city.
This data came at a really bad time. Trump may demand measures to help slash the (U.S.) trade deficit.
Given the rules and procedures by the WTO, it would be difficult to impose measures similar to those taken during the 1980s, as long as the U.S. remains a WTO member.
I think the president just really enjoys his company and wants to not only get to know him better but to have a greater bilateral relationship. He understands their importance in the region. He values his friendship and looks forward to deepening the relationship.
It is hard to buy the sector with mid/long-term uncertainties.
We face a nice pop in Asian equities on open thanks largely to Mr. Trump. The market loves the idea of tax reform. It has corporate tax cuts in its sights and if Trump can push that along with a more simplified personal tax regime the U.S. and global equities will find buyers.
We expect all firms to be open and straightforward in their dealings with the PRA. Where firms fall short of this expectation, we will enforce it.
The political landscape still dominates sentiment as the Trump administration takes shape and France gears up for an election. Tonight's U.S. session may be cautious ahead of key data from China tomorrow morning, followed by U.S. consumer sentiment in the evening.
The Trump trade is the primary focus for equity markets and without any further guidance on U.S. tax policies, investors stay on the sidelines, annoyed and concerned about the unknown.
The summit may be a quick attempt by Japan to deal with pressure from the United States to allow the yen to appreciate.
We will further study (Thursday's) outcome before deciding on the deployment of the scorpion.
Trade and defense will be in focus. We need to see if anything is said that has an effect on currencies, or on specific companies.
"Trade and defense will be in focus,". "We need to see if anything is said that has an effect on currencies, or on specific companies.".
The most important thing is to reconfirm the importance of the US-Japan relationship in politics, economics and security. We're contributing to the expansion of US exports and want to let him know that.
These countries benefit from trade relations with China, Japan and the U.S.. The result is a region which has 4.4 percent GDP growth this year and an expected 4.5 percent GDP rate next year. This growth can offset economic difficulties.
Safe-haven, tensions between Japan and China regarding the South China Sea, those sorts of issues will keep the yen pretty well-bid but going into this meeting it's going to be very difficult.
Trump is going to be fairly aggressive. The Japanese affected exchange rate measured on the Bank of Japan's measure was at its lowest level two years ago, since 1973. It's come back a little bit but you're looking at many measures, a dollar which is overvalued against currencies such as the yen and the euro and Japan which is working with the yen which is at a very nice value thank you very much.
The symbolism of playing golf is very important to the Japanese. Abe is very proud of his grandfather and has worked hard to fulfill his unrealized dream of building a full strategic partnership with Washington.
This includes the Nansha Islands. In 1946, the then Chinese government, with help from the United States, openly and in accordance with the law took back the Nansha Islands and reefs that Japan had occupied, and resumed exercising sovereignty. Afterwards, certain countries around China used illegal methods to occupy some of the Nansha islands and reefs, and it's this that created the so-called South China Sea dispute.
"This includes the Nansha Islands,". "In 1946, the then-Chinese government with help from the United States openly and in accordance with the law took back the Nansha Islands and reefs that Japan had occupied, and resumed exercising sovereignty,". "Afterwards, certain countries around China used illegal methods to occupy some of the Nansha islands and reefs, and it's this that created the so-called South China Sea dispute".
If they reach a liquidity level of 15-25 percent (of the market) that would be the tipping point for developing JEPX as the central platform for a competitive electricity market in Japan.
As trading volumes rise, the retail businesses of former monopolies and new power retailers would be placed roughly on an equal footing. Trading volumes at JEPX are likely to rise to above 15 percent of total domestic power demand in the year starting [on April 1, 2018].
(JEPX) is a place for various adjustments (in power supply) and very useful, but the volumes are small and they need to be larger to make good use of it.
What we want to know is Mr. Trump's attitude towards China. If it becomes only an economic one, then a deal might be made at some point without the consideration of security issues in the region.
The Japanese market has been sensitive to the dollar-yen moves even more so since the beginning of the year. Overall, investors' risk averse stance will likely continue due to political and economic uncertainties in the U.S. and Europe.
Japanese prime ministers and ministers often went to the United States ... bearing a package of such offerings. Gift diplomacy could also be twinned with the tactic of substitution compensation, where Japan would not agree with a particular U.S. demand but would offer some other kind of concession instead.
Yes, we have been very much in the supermarkets as a mainstream brand, but the brand has much more to offer. Japan has been a leading market for us in showing us how we can really bring to this consumer this very new unique experience. And KitKat Chocolatory has proven that KitKat can be an is, a premium brand that takes into the new trend of premierization.
Where's he been, this guy. This is crazy talk.
In our view, the Trump administration is quite canny to set its eyes on the yen. The threat to put an upward pressure on yen will prove to be a valuable bargaining chip to force Japan to open its domestic market to U.S. exports, such as agricultural products and service sectors.
In our view, the accusation is essentially valid. Japanese policy makers have been guiding, if not manipulating, the yen lower in the last four years. While it is true that Japan has not directly intervened in the foreign exchange rate market, Japanese government officials clearly prefer weaker yen, say so explicitly from time to time and they have taken measures they know would influence the yen to weaken.
We thought we needed to convey this to the stock market.
Diaoyu and its affiliated islands have been Chinese territory since ancient times. These are historical facts that cannot be changed. The so-called U.S.-Japan security treaty was a product of the Cold War, and it should not harm China's territorial sovereignty and legitimate rights. We urge the U.S. side to adopt a responsible attitude and stop making wrong remarks on the issue of the sovereignty of Diaoyu Islands.
China hopes the new U.S. administration will work with China and enhance bilateral exchanges at all levels, so as to safeguard the political foundation of the relations between the two countries and bolster their collaboration on bilateral, regional and global issues.
I was very encouraged, to see someone like you who has substantial experience, both in the military and in security, defense and diplomacy, taking this office. So I believe that you are quite familiar with the situation surrounding Japan.