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What's next for the Asia-Pacific?
"Today's special edition of the globalist we are going to focus on asia and what two thousand and twenty one might hold for the region. The obvious answer might seem and will hopefully be almost by definition what with one thing and another a vast improvement but even when asia does not find itself at the epicenter of a global health crisis it remains a complicated part of the world bringing their hostages to fortune to this look ahead to ages. Next twelve months are monocle. Hong kong bureau chief. James chambers monica's. Tokyo bureau chief. Fiona wilson a little later on monaco's bangkok correspondent gwen. Robinson will join us. But first to james and fiona fiona. Let's start with you. In japan as we mentioned in that introduction a new prime minister in office seeking to fill the big shoes and follow the tough act of shinzo are has yet figured out. What kind of prime minister he's going to be is a very good question. I mean i think he's been quite difficult for serger. Falling shinzo obey. Shinzo abe's for all his faults. You know longest serving prime minister in japanese history. So you go quiet trot record. He knows how to win elections. And you know. He survived an awful lot of ups and downs. Scandals also had to deal with the pandemic and ultimately how to deal with illness as well so yeah so quite challenging to come into that role. He started off pretty well. I think his ratings quite good. But i think as people have seen ways handled the pandemic Impressed is ratings have dropped. There's also the issue about the olympics. Will it happen waiting to happen. And i think so. Go really backing this. Huge domestic tourism tourism campaign encouraging. People around the country has gone down pretty badly although it has to be said Tens of millions of people have been guy around the country so they liked that bit of it. But so i think it's quite a tough time for him and interesting. He has to have an election by next autumn. And i think he's in for a pretty rough ride few under just to follow that up. You did the mention the oh word. If there is one thing that japan hopes it can look forward to in two thousand and twenty one it is the two thousand twenty Tokyo postponed because of the obvious right now on new year's day. How likely do they look. It really depends on you. Talk to to be honest. The government would love it to happen. They really wanted to happen dog to the saying we absolutely have to vaccinate everyone. And that's not guaranteed yet. Japan's rollout of vaccinations will be in the spring. And they say you know. We'll have everyone backs in asia by the summer. And if not. I think they are going to have a problem on their hands. There are so many vested interest in the olympics in definitely. The government is under pressure from tv companies. Advertises they want it to happen. Population is still quite lukewarm. I think many people feel it puts this unnecessary pressure on the country. At a time. When is trying to deal with the pandemic. we're still dealing with that joins in hong kong or bring you in now. It being new year's day let's at least out Attempting optimism As we were just discussing. Japan has one great big blue ribbon event to look forward to hopefully in two thousand and twenty one. Two thousand and twenty was a tough year for hong kong for the same reasons. It was a tough year for everybody but for other reasons. Besides is there anything in particular vet. People in hong kong are looking forward to this year. Yes well we've had a rough couple of years here in hong kong so You know when you've hit rock awesome. Which i think that's not hong kong. Has i mean the only way to go his up. So i guess people are looking at s- an economic recovery an a return to business as usual in terms of an making money and getting on that side of things but In looking ahead the the rest of the year. I mean there are few big dates to To look forward to the the first one would be at the end of this month on the polls in january when the the uk's visa essentially for the hong kong people comes into play and up to three million on congas could suddenly decamp to britain. So if that happens if the floodgates opened not lovely be a huge event we've oils essentially being stuck in vung most of twenty twenty so It's been difficult to town at the moments How big that exodus will be. And there's no no re- odds on dejean that which you know. Every time i do meet with hong kong peasant they do generate trying to ask me once. Lights live in the uk Just like an schooling an election. Step in where they should live. What's baath liken. Is it better than oxford as there is. There is a genuine interest. But i guess we're waiting to see how many people actually all through with all of the with these These moves
Abe apologizes, but isn't charged for cherry blossom scandal
"Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized to parliament over a political funding scandal that saw his secretary charged on Thursday. Mr Arbet has faced allegations that his office improperly topped up money for lavish dinners held for his supporters. Will Leonardo reports Sounding contrite. Japan's longest serving prime minister faced a barrage of sometimes angry questions from MPs. The scandal over dinners held before the government's annual cherry blossom viewing parties had marched. The final months of Shinzo Abe is time and power before he stepped down in September for what was said at the time to be health reasons. While she was secretary was charged with miss reporting political funds. Mr. Abbott acknowledged his previous statements to Parliament on the matter by one count, numbering more than 100 have been false. But he said he'd been unaware of what his office was doing, leading to incredulity from some MPs.
The Economic Legacy Of Shinzo Abe
"I WANNA start with trade because so many other countries have kind of close themselves off from trade. In recent years I mean the US famously under president trump pulled out of the trans-pacific partnership trade deal with all these other countries including Japan at the start of his presidency, and then of course, he also launched trade wars raise terrorists raised other barriers to trade, but Shinzo Abby come to the opposite for Japan. Didn't he he absolutely did under Japan became the world's biggest promoter of trade agreements signed a big trade agreement with the EU and managed to keep the trans-pacific partnership going despite trump having withdrawn the United States So essentially, ave became the standard bearer of free trade or at least for trade agreements. The reasons for pursuing all these trade agreements are of course to open up markets for Japanese exports but also through. Japan to foreign imports to put pressure on hidebound unproductive. Japanese. Industries especially, the agricultural industry force them to modernize and increase productivity. Yeah. No, there's There's a specific economic challenge I want to ask you about that Japan faces because I think it's a challenge that a lot of other countries are paying attention to to see how Japan deals with it because they also might face a future in which they. Have to deal with it, and it's that Japan's population is aging the average age is rising, and that makes it harder for the Japanese labor force to grow over time because there may not be enough young people to offset the older people who are retiring and leaving the labor force. So what did I do to confront that challenge and bring people into the Japanese labor force? He did basically two things. Number One, he tried to increase women's participation in the labor force number two, he tried to get more immigrants to come work in Japan and buzzers things by the way to be clear before a came in both of those things had been sort of stagnant for years. It wasn't much immigration and women faced a lot of barriers community labor force right? Right women had been increasing their labor force participation gradually. But this really accelerated under ave as for immigrants it had immigration had been really low before ave and then sharply accelerated under him. Okay. Let let's take those intern. Then because those are both things that other countries are also grappling with. So what specifically did obey due to lower barriers for women to enter the Japanese labor force? Well, one of the barriers is that daycare is really hard to find an expensive. In Japan. So the administration built many daycare centers although now so many women are going into the workforce that the supply has difficulty keeping up with the demand, but he built a lot more centers. He also expanded parental leave policies dramatically to make it easier for parents to go take care of kids for while, and then come back to their old jobs in addition, he leaned on companies to to. Hire, more women. He forced companies to disclose how many women they were hiring including managerial positions, and then companies that hired more women would get preferential awards of government contracts. So that was another powerful tool. Okay and what about to encourage more immigration? He did two things basically number one for skilled immigrants. They made a fast track to permanent residency which made it easier to come you know live and work. In Japan, if you had some sort of skills number two, he created a new program which was called a guest worker program, but is really an immigration program because it has a path to permanent residency and so that's for more sort of unskilled labor. Yeah and another big part of it as a gender was to put in place this team at the Japanese central bank that would use aggressive monetary policies. To really stimulate the economy and to get the Japanese economy growing fast enough that people in companies would be spending enough money to raise inflation in Japan up to two percent a year after years of low inflation and even prices falling because people were not spending very much money. So we're those monetary policies successful in your opinion they were. So the Central Bank printed a bunch of money it bought a large. Bunch of assets including the country's stock market however this. Failed to raise inflation too desire to percent target even though it got the country out of deflation. Target and there's a number of other ways in which sort of grease the wheels of financing for Corporate Japan that probably helped and so monetary policy even though they didn't hit that inflation target did help a lot.
Shinzo Abe Visits Tokyo War Shrine Linked to Militarist Past
"A visit, creating talk Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial war memorial. The memorial honors Japan's war dead but also convicted war criminals. Islam Asan,
End of Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward
"Your Shahida Suda as the country's new prime minister on Monday. 71 year old Mr Suder was overwhelmingly elected as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, replacing Shinzo Abe has dominated Japanese politics for the past eight years. Mr was expected to serve until the end of next year, but announced suddenly he was stepping down last month, pleading poor health. There's now concerned that Japan could be about to return to what became known as revolving door politics when the country changed Prime Minister's almost every year, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports. Yeah. You see that pit shuttle get this's something No one would have predicted even a few weeks ago. 71 year old Yoshida super being proclaimed leader of Japan's all powerful Liberal Democratic Party. And by default, the country's new prime minister. Mr Sugar is not known for his charisma or his oratory. And as he made his rather ponderous victory speech, you can hear why you know anybody. Ronnie. Still cocaine. I want to break down bureaucratic divisions invested interests, he says on the blind adherence to president indication to form a cabinet that will work hard for the people. That takes a kike Agos, Cary Most Japanese, No, Mr Sugar as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long serving grim faced spokesman Up till now. He has always been a backroom guy. A fixer. He has none of the charm or diplomatic skills. Mr Abba used TTO win over President Donald Trump. But according to those who know him like economists and long term Tokyo resident Yes, Bacall, Mr Sugar brings other attributes to the game. Here is a man who gets up at five o'clock in the morning. Does 100 sit ups and then reads all the newspapers and by 6 30. He's starting meetings right with business people with advisers, you know, with outside economists, he absorbs like a sponge and wants to get things done for the country. He's not interested in any of the glitz or blink that comes with war nongovernment. The problem for Mr Suder. Is he has no mandate from the Japanese people. His elevation to the top job was a stitch up by L. V P. Party bosses in smoke filled back rooms. Perhaps because of that much is being made of Mr Segers Humble background. The son of a strawberry farmer, he worked in a cardboard factory to pay his way through college. He's certainly very different from most of Japan's recent prime ministers like Mr Abbott, the silent of a powerful political dynasty, but in the scheming world of Japanese politics Rashid, a circus. Humble origins could also be his undoing. According to Professor Koichi Nakano of Tokyo's Sophia University. Mr Silva comes from a humble background. He really doesn't have his own power base. You know, he doesn't belong to any faction on DH. He actually, you know, Rose to power because he was Mr B's preferred choice on the party bosses rally behind him, You know, emergency situation. But once the emergency situation is gone, and once the party bosses study realized that they're not getting all they wanted. I'm sure there's going to be past trouble. They're both from
Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe
"In Japan have voted to confirm a new prime minister Yoshihide Suga succeeds Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is stepping down due to health reasons. Sukha says his top priorities will be fighting the corona virus and taking steps to boost the nation's economy in the pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially resigns
"The new leader of Japan's ruling party, is now the country's first new prime minister in eight years. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul that outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resigned. Citing poor health. Lawmakers voted in Yoshihide Suga in Parliament, where his Liberal Democratic Party has a majority. Suba has pledged to continue the policies of his former boss, Shinzo Abe. Asuka has a reputation as an uncharismatic but effective behind the scenes political operator. As absurd. Chief Cabinet secretary. He held the government's ministries in check, and his spokesman, He kept journalists in check while Abby was a political blue blood saga is the son of strawberry farmers. Before I be Japan had a string of prime ministers who only lasted a year each so many Japanese air hoping Sogo will bring stability and continuity. Anthony Kun, NPR news
Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan's new prime minister succeeding Shinzo Abe
"News Parliament in Japan has appointed Yoshihide Asuka as the new prime minister. The former Cabinet secretary who takes over from the long serving Shinzo Abe faces an economic slump the ongoing pandemic on increasing rivalry with China. From Tokyo, his Rupert Winfield Hayes as he faced reporters for the last time as prime minister. Mr Abby said he was proud of his achievements and had worked every day to revive Japan's economy and protect Japan's interests. 71 year old Yoshihide Suga. Now has to convince a skeptical public that he is a worthy successor. His election was a backroom deal done between powerful faction leaders inside the ruling LDP. Is to Sergei is known as a tough fixer rather than charismatic leader. He has one year before he must call a general election, but a challenge to his leadership could come well before
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Japan's prime minister resigns clearing the way for his successor Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave and his cabinet have resigned accelerating a government transition I'll be announced last month that he was stepping down due to health problems abi has ulcerative colitis and his current treatment requires IV injections the sixty five year old Ave was Japan's longest serving prime minister first from two thousand sixty two thousand seven and then returning in twenty twelve obeys resignation came two days after chief cabinet secretary Yoshi to suka was chosen to head the governing liberal Democratic Party virtually guaranteeing his election as Japan's new prime minister I might cross yep
Before Resigning, Prime Minister Makes A Final Push To Strengthen Japan's Military
"Abe, Japan's longest serving prime minister, is stepping down this week after eight years in office. With his career ending he has made a final push to strengthen Japan's military. As NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul. That push could affect the balance of power in Asia. At a press briefing last month to announce his resignation, Arbet said the country faces and increasingly harsh security environment for North Korea has greatly improved its ballistic missile capabilities. He said he questioned if it's enough just to be able to intercept those missiles. And later suggested Japan also needs a missile arsenal as a deterrent. That could alter the security landscape in Asia. Sheila Smith, the Japan expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, points out that at the moment, Japan is the only country in Northeast Asia that does not maintain ballistic missiles. One of Bob's career long goals has been to throw off post World War two restrictions on Japan's military. He failed to revise Japan's constitution in which Japan gives up the right to wage war. But in 2015, he did push through legislation allowing Japan to deploy troops overseas in support of allies. At the time. He explained it like this. I know From tomorrow, no more. Let us no longer turn a blind eye to the changes in the environment and remain idle said he urged Japanese to be more confident. They also oversaw the making of Japan's first aircraft carriers since World War two President Trump boarded one of them on a visit to Japan last year and praised his host. I want to thank my friend. And your prime minister. Is an extraordinary man. His commitment to improving Japan's defense capabilities. Which also advances the security of the United States of America. President Trump is questioned the need to protect wealthy allies like Japan, who he says don't pay their fair share of defense costs. Matsuhisa Sato, a lawmaker with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, says that even before Trump, Japan knew that the U. S was weary from decades of foreign wars, almost taken taking a soldier's gotta move. No Sekai. No case took President Obama said that the U. S is going to stop being, the world's policeman says, and the lawmaker added the trend of countries taking more responsibility for their own defence will continue. Regardless of who the new U. S president is Washington in Tokyo insist their alliance remains ironclad. But doubts about America's commitment are driving the Japanese debate about missile defense. Sheila Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations, says this represents a shift in Japanese people's thinking they've grown up with the U. S. Japan Alliance says the you know like the framework within which Japan thinks about its security. They don't have A conversation. I've never really had a thought process in their public policy debate that says So, what do we do if the alliance doesn't work? Former defense official Kyoji Ah Nagasawa argues that Japan now faces twin risks in its alliance with the US home Tonight. One risk, he says, is that the U. S. Might abandon Japan thie. Other growing risk, he says, is that the U. S. May drag Japan into an unnecessary conflict, for example, with China He says Japan should focus on diplomatic solutions such as mediating between Washington and Beijing, rather than seeking new weapons. The outcome of Japan's internal debate on missile defense will become clear by year's end. When Shinzo Abe successor and his government roll out a new policy. Anthony Kun, NPR news soul
"shinzo abe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I like it. Yeah, The vote coming session should be generous at nine and tow line AM Tokyo. He's expected the name Here's a cabinet. This is ah Bloomberg's Army Mori. Health minister cousin avocados to succeed soon as chief Cabinet secretary, Local media also reporting defense minister will now be in charge of administrative reform. So reform minister and to take his spot will be noble key. She she's an obvious younger brother to serve as the new defense chief. It looks like other key ministers will stay on. Foreign Minister Samant thingy and Finance Minister Taro also are among those I will keep their jobs. They carry out policies focusing on fighting the pandemic while shoring up the economy and the new ministers are likely to speak to the media before the end of the day now. Replaces Shinzo Abe, who served eight years agreement signed sealed delivered today between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bob Crane. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House says on New Day for the Middle East this day is a pivot of history. It heralds a new dawn of peace. US broker deal Joe Biden in Florida, courting Latino and Latina votes. He has talked to Puerto Rico ate his campaign, also saying It is crafting a vaccine distribution plan for when if he sets up in the White House, the W. H O says there are nine vaccines going into phase three trials and hundreds of others at other phases of development. But The organization spokeswoman, Dr Margaret Harris says. There is a caveat to all of this money. You know, When you got product development you'll see in 90% fail, so we still don't know which one they're going to come out. And speaking of vaccines, Bill Gates is out today on Bloomberg, saying that Both the CDC and the FDA have been tarnished by political involvement. Historically, just like the CDC was viewed as the best in the world. The FDA I have that same reputation is a top notch regulator. But you know, there's been some cracks with some of the things they've said. At the commissioner level. Hopefully, the staff isn't pulled in that direction on the Gates Foundation donates to global Vaccine development Bipartisan House Caucus. 15 members have GOP half Democrats laying out a relief bill roadmap today. This is representative Josh got heimer. Package will see starts at 153 trillion, but a boost to two trillion if we're still in the midst of a crisis and reduces toe 1.3 if we aren't on Hurricane Sally, threatening to bring extreme flooding that could inflict $5 billion in damage and losses across Mississippi and Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and meteorologists are noting the smoke. In New York skies today, some brown and some well, just gunk. We here in California thought we would share it through you. Through the jet stream so are present to you. Sky's getting more blue here bit by bed so happy Whatever day it is, Douglas. You can take our smoke. Alright, thanks said. Let's get to Dan Schwartzman. Global Sports. Question. Don't know who is the top earner in soccer this year? Doug, It's definitely not me. Forbes magazine is ranked Lionel Messi ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's top earning.
Yoshihide Suga wins party vote for Japan prime minister
"Japan's ruling party has voted in a new leader, NPR's Anthony Kin, reports. The party's pick is expected to be confirmed as the country's new prime minister in a vote later this week. Yoshihide Suga beat out two former Cabinet ministers to win the presidency of the Liberal Democratic Party saga is 71 has served his outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's right hand man for the past eight years. He says he plans to continue a policy of monetary easing to revive the economy and building up Japan's military. NPR's Anthony Kun
Japan set for new prime minister after ruling party vote
"By the end of today, could Japan have a new prime minister? The departure of Shinzo Abe's due to ill health triggered a rapid and intense race within the country's ruling Liberal. Democratic Party today's voters among three contenders with a front runner Mr Abbas advisor Your Shahida suge he promises to maintain JAPA- Japan's current economic policies what I'm delighted to say our Tokyo Bureau chief know. Wilson. Joins me now good afternoon. Aloe Vera. What is the latest? Well the election is happening as we speak the members of the L. D. The parliamentary members are in a hotel in Tokyo casting their votes. I don't think it's going to take that long actually, and I expect the results to come out quite soon and you're right Mr Sugar is. Massively the favourite he's already secured seventy percent of the vote within the party the parliamentary multi, the votes he'll probably get most of those as well. So it really is sort of a formality, this election and what will happen next is on Wednesday the Diet will come into session and he will be. Made Prime Minister officially. What is it about your Shahida suge which seems to have guaranteed to convincing win for him. Well I think number one is he's ver- famously very loyal to Shinzo, Arbor, and his his platform is basically all just do more of the same. So he's not putting up any kind of different policies. It's really hard to cigarette paper between these two he's he's openly said he will continue the economic policy, the diplomatic policy, and that seems to be quite welcome within the party within the parliamentary party. Certainly. Now. The other two candidates. Very strong candidates, Mr Kishida, and and also Mr issued burner issues. We've talked about him quite often he's been. A strong critic of Shinto Arbor but those they can't win today almost impossible I. You know less this summer unbelievable event. But they're looking to next year I mean even though Mr Suge will win today, he can really only see out Shinzo Abe's term which would have finished next September, this term as president of the Party and the the term finish is September twenty twenty one when they will have to be another election. So the big discussion now is does Mr Suge immediately have a general election to. Cement his position. So I think that will be the big discussion next week. What is the popularity of him among Japanese citizens I e descriptions of him in the press did not paint him as a particularly pleasant. A warm character that many people would be inspired by in fact, the absolute opposite but it's only in the last couple of weeks at a twinkle in his eye appeared. Carefully contrived twinkle in his eye I mean he's been in front of the press twice a day every day for nearly eight years because he's been the spokesperson for Shinzo, Abe's government. So the press knows him very very well, I think his public persona is is not so clear people now know he's the son of a strawberry farm he's not from one of. These famous political families like Shinzo Bay Familia, Kishida, one of his rivals he's he's worked his way up, which is being a little bit of involuntary cheese talked about I'm a regular person. If I can become prime minister anyone can and they've tried to craft a bit of a warm personality saying he's got a sweet tooth. We've had a few friends wheeled out. From his his hometown, he comes from Accu in the north of Japan from a Small Town Newshour but I have to say the people they've they've brought out have rather confirmed that he was a pretty quiet nondescript character as a youth. You didn't really do much more than than than fish for trout and played baseball. He wasn't really marked out for political success. Oh I wouldn't say he's he's extremely charismatic and he himself admits he doesn't have much diplomatic experience. So that will be interesting because obviously one of the big relationships that Japan has its regional neighbors and with the US and I, I'm trying to imagine Yoshida and Donald Trump. That could be an interesting meeting. I think Mr Saga the the Polish that some of his. Colleagues, have and I I. HE admits that will be a new experience for him. I mean he indeed, I mean he's already said that if he does indeed secure the job, he will need the help of Shinzo rb when dealing with foreign policy as you say, it's going to be a different kind of. For in front facing world that the Japan will be pro presenting to following the departure Shinzo. but how much is there a real feeling that will be in the background despite his departure? I. Don't think he'll be in the background in any sensitive as a puppeteer, but I think the aims of his government will be pursued in one thing that's very interesting about sugar is he's not really an ideologue Shinzo had some quite. He had ideological positions are very well known. You know these nationalist positions very concerned to to reformulate the constitution Japan's pacifist constitution. He wanted to change that. Now really saga is not one go on about nationalism in any shape or form he's very pragmatic and everyone says the same thing he doesn't have a lot of charm sorry to say but that that's the the verdict on. Him when he goes into her and he's not dominating the room radiating charisma he looks at the small print and he's he's not really one for schmoozing but he wants to get things done and that's where he will differ from Shinzo obey. But I don't think he'll be grandstanding on the diplomatic
Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan's governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe
"Japan's LDP party is going to vote today on a successor to lead the party? Let's get to it. Baxter in San Francisco with all the global news, Ed. Yeah, exactly right. Juliet. Prime Minister Shinzo Obvious chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is poised to win bloomers community more in Tokyo. The LDP has decided on a scaled down version of the election due to the surprise resignation of OB And that boat is being held today. So 394 lawmakers are eligible to vote to choose their new party leader and local chapters have 141 for a total of 535 contested votes, then goes to Parliament for the obvious term fulfillment, and there's always the possibility that a snap election as well.
How The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Affected Energy Industry In Japan
"On your it's not easy to get rid of nuclear power. Okawa is right. Taking apart. A nuclear power plant is not easy day CI has been in the Decommissioning process essentially since the disaster. And that means every day over 4000 workers stream into the plant, clocking in To tackle a vast array of problems. The radiation levels here are much lower than they were nine years ago. In most areas of the plant, you could walk around without special protective gear down by the reactor's, though the ones that exploded levels are still high, and visiting time to them is limited. Kozo Takahashi are TEPCO guide takes us down to see them, bringing into stark reality the challenges that TEPCO has faced here since the disaster. Crews of workers are bustling around in full protective suits. Takahashi points out each reactor, each with its own set of problems. He says a new robot had to be invented to get to melted fuel in one another had to be essentially rebuilt just to take it apart again. And then there's the problem of waste your time here at GH Eve, huge amounts of water pumped into the damaged reactors every day to keep them cool. In the end result is more than one million tons of that water piled up in storage tanks contaminated with radioactive trillium. Storage space is running out, and the Japanese government is considering dumping it all into the ocean, much to the dismay of local communities worried about environmental impact. This is all just a taste of what it means to decommission Daiichi, which will take an estimated 40 years and nearly $200 billion to produce no electricity. At all. The rest of Japan's nuclear power program isn't faring a whole lot better by 2011 nuclear power produced nearly a third of the nation's energy. But after the disaster, the Japanese government imposed new safety regulations that took every nuclear reactor off line. All 54 of them, and the Japanese public largely wants to keep it that way. Anti nuclear power sentiments friend rapidly after Fukushima. It was a very Great sense of betrayal. Alexander Brown is an Australian researcher in Japan. He studied the anti nuclear power protests that took off in 2011. He says that betrayal came largely from the fact that Japanese people had been assured that nuclear power was safe that no accident would ever happen. So it was much more than just about Ray, you have to pull out all the specifics of the accident itself. Huge protest broke out in Tokyo, tens of thousands of people marching through city streets and bright costumes, banging drums and Cymbals. And, of course, chanting the main slogans. Just give that one time we opposed nuclear power. The's big protests continued for months and spread to other cities. And even now, there's still protests everywhere. They're smaller, Brown says. And maybe not quite so eye catching, but it's sister and it's not going away. Which has left Japan in a kind of energy conundrum. With all those reactors offline, a lot more coal and natural gas had to be imported energy prices have gone up. As have greenhouse gas emissions. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party have been pushing hard to restart the nuclear power program promising safety But needing to bring down costs and tackle climate change. The government on YouTube keeps saying you could apply the cheapest parcels. People don't trust it anymore. Tatsuo Suzuki is a former nuclear engineer and now professor at Nagasaki University. He says that the disaster and Fukushima made people completely rethink the cost of nuclear power. In broader terms, the social costs ofthe separation in the family. Losing the land losing their jobs. How can you measure all these impacts estimating the risk of nuclear power, But Suzuki says the choice is still a difficult one. When you factor in climate change and needing to reduce the use of fossil fuels, he equates nuclear power with a strong medicine that also has a potentially strong side effect. So which you will choose You may have to choose the nuclear power eventually means Clement chain is absolutely event for the world so the world may have to take medicine on nuclear power. But we have to very, very careful. And you have other choices. I would recommend the nuclear policy last Japan doesn't have a lot of other choices. Slowly, A handful of nuclear reactors in the country have restarted passing new safety regulations. Many more are held up in court battles as local governments refused to take the risk, and even more are slated to be decommissioned as utilities give up on them altogether. Back in Fukushima near Daiichi nuclear worker Kazu Okawa stops the car. And gets out to look at a site. He never thought he'd see tons of radioactive topsoil scraped from the Earth during the cleanup efforts being piled high next to the road. This is in Futaba, his old hometown, where much of the land has been slated as a storage site for this contaminated soil. Okawa says he'll never come back even if evacuation orders for the town are eventually lifted. Another guy who wants to live next to this. This nuclear waste. He shakes his head, almost in disbelief that I thought nuclear power was safe. Isn't thought it was 100% safe. But now, like a lot of Japan, he doesn't want anything to do with it. I'm afraid of nuclear power. In one moment it devastated our home is your home and now, Ochoa says he's 100% against it. Cat Langsdorf NPR NEWS Fukushima, Japan
"shinzo abe" Discussed on Between The Lines
"That context is everything that in two thousand. After the misery and the humiliation of. Of, the Yeltsin years. This is when Putin came to power. This was a state that had collapsed twice in the twentieth century, obviously nine, hundred, seventeen, Russian revolution nine, ninety, one with the collapse of the Soviet Union and Putin's mission. This is their argument has been to rebuild Russia in a way that was modern. So the state would not collapse again what's wrong with that interpretation? There is nothing wrong with that interpretation because to a certain degree of course it's true. I think Putin and his men hit the KGB men around him. They see themselves as the saviors, Russia they believe that they saved Russia from almost certain collapsed under Yeltsin they believed his policies to hand out freedom to to the regions. which surely going to lead to the internal collapse of the country that would follow on from the Soviet Union's collapse But they will also kind of clinging to this as as a thesis because it was also an idea that also allowed them to to grab us as much kind of power and assets as they could handle as well. I mean Putin security men. Essentially began taking over the country's economy this most sectors of the economy chunk by chunk precisely because they were justifying the asset grab by saying, we must present prevent the the country's collapse these independent oligarchs of the Yeltsin era there too beholden to the west they're outside of or control they command billions of dollars in oil revenue or other commodity revenues so we must take. Control of them. Of course, this was a period of of great stability after all the chaos of the Yeltsin years and people's living standards really really did rise, but this unfortunately was mostly due to the the surgeon oil prices then put him was really blessed by having prices rise from fifteen dollars at the beginning of his presidency to around eighty and at one point. In in two thousand and early two, thousand and eight. So he really did reap the benefits of that. But as soon as the oil price kind of stop surging, you also saw this stagnation in the economy as a result of his heavy handed policies as a result of this kind of caught blanche that was given to the security services to begin taking over companies. No. One no business wants to invest when they know that they can be pray to the Russian security services at any time. When is worse? Insecurity says can demand kickbacks at any moment or they might decide to take over your business. There has been no real growth for a very long time in the Russian economy almost since two thousand twelve went when Putin returned. For his his third term so so they might put might have restored stability by essentially anointing himself a lifelong leader removing any each political rivals, not just fi the takeover of the economy but also by kind of ending elections for governors and you know an making sure that anyone in opposition was never given any airtime on on TV of course that's Shiben stability. But it's now led to this great period of stagnation..
"shinzo abe" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Russian population but really he's kind of running out of of tricks to play in. So Putin could face a period of great around where rest my guest is Catherine built and she's the author of Putin's people how the KGB took back Russia and then took on the West Catherine lived in Moscow Moscow as a journalist for fifteen years I think is Catherine. Fifteen. Let's turn to your book. You talk about quote an alliance between the KGB and organized crime that was to expand its influence across Russia, and later into West markets and institutions. Tell us more about your faces. I began writing the book really because I felt that we didn't understand what had happened at the full of the Soviet Union and how it was Putin came to power and how it was that the security services in Russia had kind of been able to come back to power with with such a vengeance. So I looked more closely at what had what had happened at the Soviet Union's. Full. UN. It became apparent the from kind of archives documents in the work of prosecutors involved in investigations. Then that one arm of the KGB, the foreign intelligence on had been very active in trying to siphon out assets of out of the Soviet Union before its collapse and indeed some of them were on the side of the the move to the market economy because they knew that the. Soviet Union would not be able to compete with the West under the conditions of planned economy that it just wasn't sustainable. So they really began preparing a long time before the collapse of communism and they were moving out assets, three webs of frontman, and also through organized crime many of whose members they'd recruited as they began the move unofficially at first to the buckets through the black. Market and some of these organized crime members of course, they like to move money out of Russia for their own benefit but they also had this very symbiotic relationship with the KGB. They also insent pizzas Bergen in instead of as part of my investigation it became very apparent. The Putin and the other former security service officials the KGB man he was close with or running the the city. Essentially hand in hand with the city's most powerful organized crime group Tambov, and this also became kind of quite a a an emblematic for how he was also to to run the country later. So you see the beginnings Radio of of how of his his power structure radio. Just the exactly. So before Putin came to power, we had post-communist Russia that was essentially an oligarchy twenty years into his power Russia really has no only got only wealthy servants of Putin and his circle, and your argument is that he's KGB men in a wide I served as a counterweight to Yeltsin talks and the rest is history. Now, I was struck by passage in your book Catherine in your reading quote overt nationalism is nothing but a veneer. Now in recent years on this program, a several guests I think of Steven Cohen from nyu Mary Digest Ski from the independent a former Australian diplomat tiny Kevin they argue..
"shinzo abe" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Well Shinzo Abe was Japan's longest-serving later and he surprised the world last week with his resignation. . Now, , alibi had been in power at an early stage in two thousand and six, , hundred seven, , and that I turn was cut short by the same illness that prompted him to leave power in late August. . Now, when , he departed politics the first time this is in two thousand and seven virtually all the experts they will wrote obeys political obituary however, , one Australian diplomat who has fallen Japanese politics closely for half a century he didn't off by indeed he predicted a remarkable political comeback any kept in touch with our by during his wilderness years. . When I buy shocked the political world bartending power five years later in two thousand, , twelve that Australian as it happens hit become ambassador to Japan and relations between our two nations became close them. . Bruce Miller was Australia's ambassador to Japan from eleven to twenty seventeen bruce welcome to our in. . Lobby to be here. . Join you. . Now tell us more about the night show of your relations with. . Well look thanks for the very generous comments. . Just made just doing my job and that is getting to know everyone matters and bring influence to ban to advance Australia interests now. . I had known since I bet a previous postings in Japan had forty association with the country but I suppose it was when I ride back in. Japan . in two thousand eleven <hes> as ambassador. . That I actually <hes> sought him out at a time when he was a down and out he was as you said, he'd , step down for the prime ministership in two thousand seven a know what he's going to be pm again now I went around calling all sorts of people in my first few months in the job as ambassador and one of the machine. . So I've. . Talked to him quite a bit of the year or two between my rival and him returning to the Prime Ministership and where Abbott cover all sorts of things in those conversations. . Bilateral relations a free trade agreement trans-pacific. . Partnership. . Even things like immigration and how to handle the US and how to handle. . China. . Now, , that was a golden opportunity for. . But as a site was what any of us would do presented with those <hes> those very same circumstance. Yeah. . . Putting comebacks are fascinating story. you . think of Churchill Men's as Nixon Howard Netanyahu and of course, , Dr Mahalia what kind of characteristics did obey display that made you think he could defy the odds and mount has spectacularly. . Was a capacity introspection for for reflection and for pragmatist dressy learned from where he'd gone wrong and realize it was actually okay to change your mind about how you do things to show that sort of flexibility and you know he reflected long and hard after his failed attempt prime minister as to what had gone wrong. . And I think he knew he realized he needed to get the economy right and didn't pay that much attention in two thousand, , six, , seven also realized I. . think he needed to have the right people around him to get things done even if they weren't longstanding loyalists that's where it gone wrong in two thousand six too many loyalists and not enough competent people around him. . And I think the last thing he realizes he need to centralize more decision making in the Prime Minister's office. . And because again, , he wasn't in control controlled with things the time round, , those three things I can now let's turn to his record empower in Japan now, this , was the Wall Street Journal editorial page quote Abe's i-it's office were characterized by he's multi-front campaign to turn Japan into a more normal country. . Now, , they go on to talk about domestic and foreign policy is that you'll since tubers. . Well third not to use the term normal country it was coined by one of his political enemies isn't used matching inside Japan Americans like to use. . But as undoubtedly true, , he's done an awful lot across the board <hes>. . As the Wall Street Journal. . said to change Japan he's is domestically lay studied I is. . Mix. . Of made a real difference, , they can't call the nominee on a Lloyd success at all <hes> deregulation has been slow and monetary policy under Kuroda the Bank of Japan another Arrow. . In the in the the three hours in. . Avi. . NOMEX hasn't achieved its goals of two percent inflation or let alone has Japan achieved its goal of two percent growth. . But you'd find you'll find that most senior Japanese business people will sign it as stewardship economically has been good enough and look by Morton international standards the Japanese government doesn't have a bad record frankly every year and has being a signature economic reform but had big trade liberalization with had reformer the agriculture sector <hes>. . We've also had some improvements in corporate governance, , more independent directors that sort of thing. . There's been some progress on female dissipation in the workforce and more recently a more organized prior grandma foreign labor mobility. . Down I call it immigration although that isn't the terminology used by the Japanese government. . Now, those , things seem participation, , the workforce and. . Immigration they're only stops they should have been started the years <hes> <hes> democracy doesn't catch up on you quickly it's a long it's a long term process, , but it's still a great thing has kicked off with was. . The last ten years with those those policies. .
Shinzo Abe: Japan's PM resigns for health reasons
"Well Shinzo Abe was Japan's longest-serving later and he surprised the world last week with his resignation. Now, alibi had been in power at an early stage in two thousand and six, hundred seven, and that I turn was cut short by the same illness that prompted him to leave power in late August. Now, when he departed politics the first time this is in two thousand and seven virtually all the experts they will wrote obeys political obituary however, one Australian diplomat who has fallen Japanese politics closely for half a century he didn't off by indeed he predicted a remarkable political comeback any kept in touch with our by during his wilderness years. When I buy shocked the political world bartending power five years later in two thousand, twelve that Australian as it happens hit become ambassador to Japan and relations between our two nations became close them. Bruce Miller was Australia's ambassador to Japan from eleven to twenty seventeen bruce welcome to our in. Lobby to be here. Join you. Now tell us more about the night show of your relations with. Well look thanks for the very generous comments. Just made just doing my job and that is getting to know everyone matters and bring influence to ban to advance Australia interests now. I had known since I bet a previous postings in Japan had forty association with the country but I suppose it was when I ride back in. Japan in two thousand eleven as ambassador. That I actually sought him out at a time when he was a down and out he was as you said, he'd step down for the prime ministership in two thousand seven a know what he's going to be pm again now I went around calling all sorts of people in my first few months in the job as ambassador and one of the machine. So I've. Talked to him quite a bit of the year or two between my rival and him returning to the Prime Ministership and where Abbott cover all sorts of things in those conversations. Bilateral relations a free trade agreement trans-pacific. Partnership. Even things like immigration and how to handle the US and how to handle. China. Now, that was a golden opportunity for. But as a site was what any of us would do presented with those those very same circumstance. Yeah. Putting comebacks are fascinating story. you think of Churchill Men's as Nixon Howard Netanyahu and of course, Dr Mahalia what kind of characteristics did obey display that made you think he could defy the odds and mount has spectacularly. Was a capacity introspection for for reflection and for pragmatist dressy learned from where he'd gone wrong and realize it was actually okay to change your mind about how you do things to show that sort of flexibility and you know he reflected long and hard after his failed attempt prime minister as to what had gone wrong. And I think he knew he realized he needed to get the economy right and didn't pay that much attention in two thousand, six, seven also realized I. think he needed to have the right people around him to get things done even if they weren't longstanding loyalists that's where it gone wrong in two thousand six too many loyalists and not enough competent people around him. And I think the last thing he realizes he need to centralize more decision making in the Prime Minister's office. And because again, he wasn't in control controlled with things the time round, those three things I can now let's turn to his record empower in Japan now, this was the Wall Street Journal editorial page quote Abe's i-it's office were characterized by he's multi-front campaign to turn Japan into a more normal country. Now, they go on to talk about domestic and foreign policy is that you'll since tubers. Well third not to use the term normal country it was coined by one of his political enemies isn't used matching inside Japan Americans like to use. But as undoubtedly true, he's done an awful lot across the board As the Wall Street Journal. said to change Japan he's is domestically lay studied I is. Mix. Of made a real difference, they can't call the nominee on a Lloyd success at all deregulation has been slow and monetary policy under Kuroda the Bank of Japan another Arrow. In the in the the three hours in. Avi. NOMEX hasn't achieved its goals of two percent inflation or let alone has Japan achieved its goal of two percent growth. But you'd find you'll find that most senior Japanese business people will sign it as stewardship economically has been good enough and look by Morton international standards the Japanese government doesn't have a bad record frankly every year and has being a signature economic reform but had big trade liberalization with had reformer the agriculture sector We've also had some improvements in corporate governance, more independent directors that sort of thing. There's been some progress on female dissipation in the workforce and more recently a more organized prior grandma foreign labor mobility. Down I call it immigration although that isn't the terminology used by the Japanese government. Now, those things seem participation, the workforce and. Immigration they're only stops they should have been started the years democracy doesn't catch up on you quickly it's a long it's a long term process, but it's still a great thing has kicked off with was. The last ten years with those those policies.
Trump and Abe's 'Unshakable Bond'
"Shinzo Abe and his family are political veterans, but one of his lasting legacies, maybe an alliance with the political novice. I grabbed him and hugged him because that's the way we feel, Donald President. You are excellent businessman. You have 4 ft. Up. Hill struggle, and this is the dynamism off democracy. He flattered President Trump and knew he understood President Trump's personnel. Mike Mochizuki is the U. S. Japan chair George Washington University. He says the Trump bromance forged over sumo wrestling, Gulf selfies and awkward handshakes, strengthen the bilateral relationship to confront China, North Korea and outlast Trump a understood distribution situation without a strong U. S. Japan relationship. Japan would not then I have the economy and freedom to pursue his own interests on top of the list. Revitalized military Japan purchased more U. S weaponry. He failed to revise the country's pacifist constitution pushed through changes that allow Japanese forces to fight in a crisis. This opened the way for Japan to cooperate with other countries, especially the stays on a variety of common sense missions economically, abenomics lowered interest rates, increased spending and pull the economy out of deflation. It achieved only modest success. He did manage to end political instability and a rotating door of leaders just to be able to stay in office. This law on to stabilize foreign policy and chip away at some of the economic challenges. No dad in itself, I think is a lasting achievement leaves his successor with major structural economic concerns, exacerbated by the and today in a final press conference and emotional Ob said it broke his heart to leave the job half done.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign over deteriorating health
"Announces he's stepping down for health reasons Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying a chronic bowel condition he's had since he was a teenager has resurfaced. He says he can't risk making mistakes on important decisions. ARB is Japan's longest serving prime minister in office for nearly eight years. In total. It's the second time he's resigned for Pool House Simon
"shinzo abe" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"In a parallel universe where things proceed more or less according to plan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Albay is basking in the glow endowed by triumphant Tokyo Olympics. . The games however postponed a while ago for reasons requiring no reiteration, , and it now appears that Shinzo Abe's victory lap has also been canceled obey Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister has announced that he is to stand down for health reasons he offered the Japanese people, , his apologies for failing to complete his term I'm joined first of all by Monaco Tokyo Bureau Chief Funeral Wilson. . Is this announcement is surprise. . Well, , everybody knows that Shinzo up as being well, , it's been rumored for long time. . We who's been in hospital a couple of times in the last fortnight. . So that's not the surprise I. . Think the rapid resignation did come as a surprise to many people including people quite close to you know there was a Cabinet Office meeting this morning and I think that really. . has taken a lot of journalists who follow the story pretty closely by surprise when he explained why he said simply that you know he's he's had a recurring bout of. . Ulcerative colitis which he's had since he was a teenager, , he said it's not going to get better without some serious medication and you felt that that made it impossible for him to continue. . Is there any cause at all to be cynical about this? ? It's not untidily on heard of four politicians for whom things are not going well to plead ill health. . No doubt people will say that I mean his excuse for the timing was that. . It's a corona virus pandemic. . We all know that he said number going down slightly for winter is coming and going to be another. . Whatever wave we're up to. . There's also going to be <hes> seasonal flu and he felt that it was time to to pass the baton. . You know you've got a new diet sessions coming up possible reshuffle. . It just was a very packed schedule ahead and he said that he just felt his health was not to it and he wouldn't be doing right by the Japanese people he stayed in his position. . How Japanese media generally reporting this? ? What kind of tone does the coverage of? ? Well I. Think . it's. . Absolutely blanket coverage his speech was live everywhere. . I think, , yes, , we had to notice surprise. . You know they say it's a sad fact in politics that once you've announced your resignation, the , big discussion as well who's going to take over so that's really where it's going. . Now I think the analysis about his legacy and he was asked about his legacy actually the press conference. . And he was quite frank about that. . That that will come in the next few days. But . at the moment, , the big big issue is who's going to take over him. . He's from him. . He said he'll stay in power until somebody <hes> takes over and I think they're now you know trying to quickly get some kind of election together it may not be conventional <hes> Lt P. Presidential election may not involve all the local Party members. . It might just be the Diet members, , the two houses and So that's that's the big question who's going to take over the does kinda preempt. . The final question I was going to put to you do we actually know yet? ? The likeliest next Prime Minister of Japan. . Well hundred we don't there lots of candidates, , lots of potential Kansas pluses and minuses to all of them I think a lot of people look looking at some very, , very reliable solid candidates, , Yoshihiko suge who's been chief cabinet secretary absolutely loyal up a stalwart for years he seen as a safe pair of hands and heavily being backed by the LP secretary general Mr Nikai who's WHO's extremely Influential behind the scenes, , his name won't be known too many people but he's very very important. . He's one of the names you've got Fumio Kishida policy chief of the L.. . DP? ? He's been a foreign minister. . He may be a little bit considered a bit too dovish. . They said bit too soft on some of the constitutional issues on China and Ibar who has been a longtime rival of. . Shinzo Abbas. . Maybe. This . will finally be his time. . People are saying he has a loss of local of grassroots support and he he could finally see his moment. . Now
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns Due To Poor Health
"In a parallel universe where things proceed more or less according to plan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Albay is basking in the glow endowed by triumphant Tokyo Olympics. The games however postponed a while ago for reasons requiring no reiteration, and it now appears that Shinzo Abe's victory lap has also been canceled obey Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister has announced that he is to stand down for health reasons he offered the Japanese people, his apologies for failing to complete his term I'm joined first of all by Monaco Tokyo Bureau Chief Funeral Wilson. Is this announcement is surprise. Well, everybody knows that Shinzo up as being well, it's been rumored for long time. We who's been in hospital a couple of times in the last fortnight. So that's not the surprise I. Think the rapid resignation did come as a surprise to many people including people quite close to you know there was a Cabinet Office meeting this morning and I think that really. has taken a lot of journalists who follow the story pretty closely by surprise when he explained why he said simply that you know he's he's had a recurring bout of. Ulcerative colitis which he's had since he was a teenager, he said it's not going to get better without some serious medication and you felt that that made it impossible for him to continue. Is there any cause at all to be cynical about this? It's not untidily on heard of four politicians for whom things are not going well to plead ill health. No doubt people will say that I mean his excuse for the timing was that. It's a corona virus pandemic. We all know that he said number going down slightly for winter is coming and going to be another. Whatever wave we're up to. There's also going to be seasonal flu and he felt that it was time to to pass the baton. You know you've got a new diet sessions coming up possible reshuffle. It just was a very packed schedule ahead and he said that he just felt his health was not to it and he wouldn't be doing right by the Japanese people he stayed in his position. How Japanese media generally reporting this? What kind of tone does the coverage of? Well I. Think it's. Absolutely blanket coverage his speech was live everywhere. I think, yes, we had to notice surprise. You know they say it's a sad fact in politics that once you've announced your resignation, the big discussion as well who's going to take over so that's really where it's going. Now I think the analysis about his legacy and he was asked about his legacy actually the press conference. And he was quite frank about that. That that will come in the next few days. But at the moment, the big big issue is who's going to take over him. He's from him. He said he'll stay in power until somebody takes over and I think they're now you know trying to quickly get some kind of election together it may not be conventional Lt P. Presidential election may not involve all the local Party members. It might just be the Diet members, the two houses and So that's that's the big question who's going to take over the does kinda preempt. The final question I was going to put to you do we actually know yet? The likeliest next Prime Minister of Japan. Well hundred we don't there lots of candidates, lots of potential Kansas pluses and minuses to all of them I think a lot of people look looking at some very, very reliable solid candidates, Yoshihiko suge who's been chief cabinet secretary absolutely loyal up a stalwart for years he seen as a safe pair of hands and heavily being backed by the LP secretary general Mr Nikai who's WHO's extremely Influential behind the scenes, his name won't be known too many people but he's very very important. He's one of the names you've got Fumio Kishida policy chief of the L.. DP? He's been a foreign minister. He may be a little bit considered a bit too dovish. They said bit too soft on some of the constitutional issues on China and Ibar who has been a longtime rival of. Shinzo Abbas. Maybe. This will finally be his time. People are saying he has a loss of local of grassroots support and he he could finally see his moment. Now
"shinzo abe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Well S and P futures are gaining. This morning. They're open to PWEHR poised to open at a fresh record. We're coming up to 501 on Wall Street, and we check the markets every 15 minutes Throughout the trading day on Bloomberg SNP futures About 13 points down Futures up. 145 NASDAQ futures Down About seven the decks in Germany's down 2/10 percent tack in Paris. Little changed footsie 100 up about 2/10 percent. Nikkei 2 25 in Japan Down 1.4% in the Hank sing in Hong Kong up about 6/10 percent. 10 Year Treasury down to 30 seconds he'll 300.75% yield on the two year 20.15% Nymex crude oil's down 4/10 percent, or 18, cents at 40 to 86 a barrel Comex gold up 1.7% or $32.70 and 1965 40 announced. The euro, 1.1909 against the dollar. The yen one of 5.87 Nathan Karen, we begin with the final night of the Republican National Convention where President Trump look to stoke fear about Joe Biden in the White House. We have spent the last four years Reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years president spoke from the South Lawn of the White House in front of about 1500 supporters sitting nearly shoulder to shoulder almost non warm, asks. The president called Biden a Trojan horse for socialism and painted his first term as an unqualified success. The president's remarks, like others this week, also addressed the issue of race. I have done more in three years for the black community than Joe Biden has done in 47. Here's the president's speech was the second longest in history, though he largely sidestepped the pandemic. He mentioned Joe Biden by name 41 Times, casting the former vice president as a puppet of the left. Joe Biden is weak. He takes his marching orders from liberal. Hypocrites who drive their cities into the ground while fleeing far from the scene of the records. President Trump made just a glancing reference to protests this weekend. Kenosha, Wisconsin, while reminding supporters what's at stake this November. This is the most important election in the history of our country. The acceptance speech wrapped up with fireworks on the National Mall, with some spelling out Trump and 2020. The speech appeared aimed at making the election a referendum on Joe Biden instead of the incumbent president. We get more from Bloomberg White House reporter Mario Parker, He looked to differentiate himself from Joe Biden on crime, immigration trade. He also kind of alluded to unrest in Kenosha, Chicago. Without really talking about the root cause of some of President Trump Look to paint Biden as a Socialist with a speech offering a stark choice for voters, according to Iona College professor Jeannie's A. No. They're presenting such vastly different pictures of reality. You have the president out there acting as if he's not president of the United States and the violence that's going on in places like Wisconsin. Has nothing to do with somebody else's problem in somebody else's fault, and he's going to be elected and fix that right. And then you have the Democrats with their own view as to how things were going, so I'm just struck by how different if you watch these two events, how different the reality is. President also misrepresented some abidance positions, most notably on immigration and energy policy. Rick Davis is a political contributor for Bloomberg and former campaign manager for John McCain will be a lot of debate over what was and wasn't an exaggeration. Or, as the president likes to call hyperbole. I did find one thing in the speech that I think everybody in the country agrees with both Republicans and Democrats. And that is, he said that this is the most important election in the history of our country. And I have absolutely no doubt that's gonna find unanimous consent more inside an analysis on the president's speech 10 minutes from now when we speak with Greg failure, chief U. S policy strategist at a GF investments, But first we have political news out of Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is stepping down. The resignation is due to health reasons. And it brings new questions about stability in Japan, Herewith Maura's Bloomberg's Isabel Reynolds in Tokyo before I came into office, we had a series of six prime ministers in his many years, but he brought a degree of stability is the top and he brought this focus on the economy. He brought in things like unprecedented monetary easing, He weaken bien and that have Japan's export is so there was stability. People knew what to expect from Abby. The problem is, we don't quite know who's going to succeed him on what to expect from them. Shinzo Abe suffers from all sort of colitis, a condition that's worse and by stress. Stocks in Japan fell on the news. With the Nikkei ending the day down. Nearly wantedto have percent back.
"shinzo abe" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump has formally accepted his party's 2020 presidential nomination. NPR's Mara Liasson says the president wrapped up the Republican National Convention last night at the White House with the speech attacking Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump spoke before a crowd of mostly massless, not socially distant supporters. He made clear that for him, the pandemic is in the rear view mirror. He told the crowd that if he's reelected, the best is yet to come. He mentioned Biden's name 42 times, calling him weak and completely in the dark. Joe Biden is not a savior. Of America's so He is the destroyer of America's jobs. And if given the chance, you will be the destroyer. Of American greatness. The president attacked Biden for being both a creature of the Washington establishment. And at the same time, a Trojan Horse for the radical left. Mara Liasson NPR news Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers was in Kenosha yesterday, where there have been days of protests over the police shooting of 29 year old Jacob Blake, a black man who was left seriously wounded. As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports, the governor faced questions as Mohr National Guard troops head to Kenosha. Protesters gathered in the Central Square is the half for the past five nights. But in thinner crowds, Governor Evers was pressed on why it took him four days to come and see firsthand the outrage and wreckage. The police shooting of Jacob Flake has ignited Joining Evers Lieutenant Governor Mandela, Barnes said It was a miracle that Blake was alive and then an armed teenager was able to allegedly killed two local men during protests was intolerable. What do you think is going to happen if you haven't agitated man with a long walking down the streets? Thinking that he's some sort of peacekeeper, and we have to deal with the devastating results of National Guard troops from Michigan, Alabama and Arizona are expected to arrive Friday. Julie McCarthy NPR NEWS, Kenosha Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is resigning, citing poor health. The prime minister is 65 years old and has long battle all sort of colitis is Abigail Leonard. Reports from Tokyo made the announcement earlier today following recent visits to a hospital. Obvious announcement that he'll resign comes just four days after he set the record as the country's longest serving prime minister. He held the position for nearly eight years. There had been speculation this news was coming after he went to the hospital twice in a week. They oversaw the recovery of the country after the devastating 2011 nuclear disaster, but he was not able to fulfill his long held goal of revising the country's pacifist constitution. That's Abigail Leonard reporting from Tokyo. Japan's Nikkei index ended the day lower ABS announcement. This is NPR news from Washington. Laura is now a tropical depression, dumping heavy rains on parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and southern Illinois. At least six deaths are blamed on Laura, which came ashore early yesterday along the Gulf coast of Louisiana as a Category four hurricane. A nonprofit group. That research is emerging viruses has been awarded a grant of $7.5 million from the National Institutes of Health. NPR's Maria Godoy says months earlier and I H revoked. The group's previous grant Iko Health Alliance is one of 11 institutions and research teams receiving grants from N I H to establish the centers for research and emerging infectious diseases. Global network will study how pathogens in wildlife go on to infect humans. The network should serve as an early warning system against future pandemics. In April, and I terminated another grant Iko Health Alliance because of its collaboration with a virology lab in Wuhan, China, the city where the current pandemic began. At the time Conspiracy theory suggested the virus may have emerged from the Wuhan lab. Many scientists announced the cancellation of the earlier grant, calling it move based on politics, not science. Maria Godoy. NPR NEWS a man convicted of raping and killing a 10 year old girl in Kansas, is scheduled to be executed later today. Keith Nelson is to be put to death by lethal injection at a federal prison in Indiana. His will be the fifth federal execution this year. Yesterday, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that determined the Justice Department's new lethal injection protocol violates drug safety laws. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington..
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"Back seven was no threat to their investigation should be in the two who watched it. He should be indicted. Well, because if Jake that shot the police seven times, you're going to go home that night. When the police but not above the law. Jackson also call for white ministers in Kenosha to come out and stand injustice for Jacob Lake President Trump delivering his acceptance speech of the Republican Party nomination on the White House lawn last night, and he had something to say about those protests in the strongest possible terms. The Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson and violence We have seen and Democrat run cities all Like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago in New York and many others. He also says that the country will be in grave danger if he isn't re elected president predicting economic and lawless devastation If Joe Biden becomes president, despite all of our great this is a nation everything We have achieved. Is now in danger. Democrats, insisting it is president Trump who threatens the country, including the right to cast a vote in many states with mail in ballots during a pandemic. Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington reports in Japan this morning say that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to leave office because of health issues. He's expected to make that announcement official in a news conference today. Concerns about his health have been growing when he visited a Tokyo hospital two weeks in a row for unspecified health check ups. He is expected to remain as prime minister until the new party leader is elected and formally approved by Japan's parliament. A top aide to Chicago Public schools CEO Janice Jackson has been charged with lying to the FBI about whether he passed secret bid information on a $1 billion custodial contract to a lobbyist working for one of the companies bidding. Jackson accepted Pedro Soto's resignation when she learned of the allegations against him last Friday. She also shut down his access to the district's information system notified CPS is Inspector general and launched an internal investigation. Jackson says the company involved with Sotos alleged actions Did not get a contract with CPS know WG and spores at least four major league baseball games or postponed last night. That, of course, is players react to the police shooting of Jacob Lake in Wisconsin. The NHL cancelled two games of the W N B A three yesterday, including The sky versus Indiana last night. The wide socks will be home for Kansas City tonight. The pregame at 6 35 the first pitch at 7 10. With Andy Maser and Darrin Jackson. Right here on 7 20 wg end Cubs will be in Cincinnati tonight. The first pitch is due to hit at 6:10.
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"Morgan Stanley and C I. C C also raised their price targets there in the broader markets. Here's what we're looking at the Nikkei is trading down about a quarter of 1%. In Seoul. The cost is down about 8/10 of a percent and then looking at the city markets. The sex 200 is off 1.1%. A couple of other notes Dalian 106 47, So that's so weaker yen. Dollar has also been weaker, although it's kind of steady at the moment, the euro is trading at $1.18 29 in the Aussie dollars. Right around 72 US sense, no riel strong catalyst. Today, markets have been kind of lifting on loose monetary policy on the reopening of economies. And all of this leading towards global recovery. And so we're just seeing a little bit of profit taking today. There's no major reason why markets you're drifting a bit lower the offshore Chinese currency right now, 6 90, 40 and Bitcoin is trading up to 11,325. That's a look at markets at Baxter. All right, Thank you. Brian Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the target of health speculation. Surrounding a couple of hospital visits in the past couple of weeks, intends to hold a news conference on Friday in Tokyo. Meanwhile, one of his closest allies, I care, Amar is saying that he expects Avi will serve out his full term. North Korea says Kim Jong UN was present at a meeting on Corona virus. This comes after rumors about his health Hong Kong is easing some social distancing measures the end of the week. Hong Kong pro democracy activists. Nathan Law on a visit to Italy says Chinese businesses like Faraway could pose a threat to the West. Sure not Want to sit well with Beijing. FDA Commissioner Stephen Han has walked back his assertions about the efficacy of the convalescent plasma therapy, while saying he would never go against FDA policy and that consideration would never affect vaccine approval and efficacy. US. President Donald Trump is pardoned. Bank robber John Ponder, saying he had turned his life around. And as a testament to the power of redemption this before the opening of the R N C tonight in San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Juliet. Thank you. And let's get back to Helena Cray, market strategist at Sex, so capital markets on the line for us from Sydney and let's talk about the virtual Jackson Hole symposium coming through this week. When we first found out it was virtual It was a little strange, but we're kind of in this new normal Now. What do you expecting to hear from J pal, and I guess what kind of implications that we're going to see in fixed income markets. Certainly I think we could definitely have some meaningful findings from the long awaited monetary policy. Frank what review from Powell on Thursday. I mean, we don't expect a formal announcement, but I think you could certainly get a signal as to where potentially the commedia place in terms of Changes to monetary policy and what we expect to be a very commitment to inflation. We really saw those July SL minutes somewhat pushing back on prospects of control, and I think that really raises the life of Outright food guidance on average inflation targeting really becoming thie policy killers for the Fed in in the future, So we have a guest. The commitment to keeping the funds rate close to zero until we have inflation between or even exceeding their 2% target on I think, with a period of above 2% inflation being tolerated. Really is an offset to inflation running below 2% so long pry under the guise of average inflation targeting then he really have a clear signal that the feds are going to tolerate inflation above 2% on DH that they're actually aimed for that outcome, And I think that's going to be really particularly people, I guess really real. On one of the trades that thrives off that persistent degradation in the field..
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"San Francisco. Eddie be a partner, Hong Kong is easing some social distancing measures the end of the week. FDA Commissioner Stephen Han has walked back his assertions about the efficacy. Of the convalescent plasma therapy while saying he would never go against FD F D a policy. Those clarifications on interview withdrew Armstrong of Bloomberg News and we're going to talk with Drew live in about 10 minutes here now. Bloomberg Radio Hurricane Laura just about ready to come ashore. Houston, Louisiana Coast worries air, wind and storm surge Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated Northern California wildfires continue to grow but at a slower pace. Some evacuations have been lifted Southeast Asia likely to be a spare the choking haze, which is blanketing parts of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia There's been rain in the area and the Ministry of Environment Forestry says it is really help Hong Kong easing some social distancing measures the end of the week. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, be the target of health speculation surrounding a couple of hospital visits, intends to hold a news conference on Friday in Tokyo in San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter, Rish. Thanks a lot for that. Let's get back to guess itself and Tereza Cong is a portfolio manager in Matthew's Asia, discussing latest on the markets A Teresa asking whether we're being a bit complacent about inflation, and we look at the latest Inflation numbers coming out of both the United States and the UK, both surprising on upside in both those countries cool consumer prices, Ex food and energy year on year exceeded estimates by the economists surveyed by Bloomberg in its entire history by the greatest ever amount. So are we being complacent? Possibly. But my My bet is that over the long run, we're still in a structurally low interest rate environment. And here's why You know the key drivers of our low rate environment. It's really turned by things. They're very long term. Talking about agent population. We're talking about lower sort of heavy growth and even things like inequality and lower public investment. So all the things are here to stay now, over the next 3 to 6 months could interest rates go up to reflect the higher inflation expectations? Certainly What if us and your yields go back of about 11.2%? I would be getting long in there. So I do think in the short term inflation might be an issue. We think over three and a five year perspective, we think that raise a very wealthy. I know you guys air very much focused on Asia and China, Hong Kong in particular. We just heard of Baxter's say that we've got a little bit of unease and restrictions here. That's happening kind of slowly. One thing that's happening fast is Thies. I pose And you probably heard us do the news on and group. Ali Baba jumped. I mean, we had Ali Baba up 3.6% in the U. S session. Is this something that you're trying to do to really take advantage of? And if so, how We will continue to be I pose out of Chinese companies were both new ideas as well as companies that are listening from the United States being private and probably re listening in China at some point, the future. I think this is just part of the structural deepening of the capital markets in China, so we should look at the market cap of China relative to its overall GDP, its still a fraction where the U. S stands or where Europe dance. So we see this as a really a structural trend and yes, there will continue to be very good company Come out China. As well as some companies have probably weren't a little bit more delicious. Well, absolutely one wouldn't expect anything less here. So how does it lose the dial with regards to your investment strategy? I think overall, you know, we look at a very long term. And if you just focus on the fact that China has had very much of the ship recovery And it puts on a trajectory that is actually above where it would have been compared to the rest of the world as you know us and your continued to experience these ways of Covitz. You know, we think that the stories actually, you know, quite positive in China. Despite a lot of the short term, you know, us bashing that's been going on under the current Political under the current political election. Yeah, part of that's the delisting of Chinese companies. That's one reason why Ali Baba has been pretty hot here in Hong Kong is that people are moving money from holding the shares in New York to here. That's a process that we can probably play over and over again, right? Absolutely, you know, there's certainly no dearth of capital would be happy to be put to work in his jurisdiction like Hong Kong. And with the risk, you know that are out there with respect to no trump threatening the potential the listing off change companies here in the ice. You know, it is a thing that we continue to see with Chinese companies on the margin, maybe choosing to live in a place like Hong Kong over that of the United States. All right. I mean, you can't expect probably the US administration ahead of the election to continue to vilify China. So that's pretty baked in but is a Biden victory being big and very, very, very quickly. That's a really good question. And what I personally think is that US fashion of China is likely to be here even after the election. You know, there's no doubt that there will be more certainty with a democratic government with expect to just walking the talk, but I don't think we.
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"The storms travel through New Jersey, the Hudson valley, and into New York City, causing many down trees and power lines down this hot muggy weather is expected to give way to a less humid day from Memorial Day today with a high near eighty President Trump's visit to Japan is winding down. He is holding his final joint news. Conference with Japanese Prime minister, Shinzo Abe's at this hour, the president was asked about issues ranging from trade to North Korea to working with Democrats. The president said he and Ave are working on several geopolitical issues. We've had some great talk on trade. We've had some great talk on the military, and we discussed, of course North Korea on the subject of North Korea. Trump said he wasn't bothered at all by Kim. Jon owns latest weapons test, he call him, a very smart man who realizes his country's tremendous economic potential. This will say services back to normal on the L A R to Montauk and the Hamptons on Memorial Day, a train derailment near spunk early Saturday scuttled plans for tens of thousands of travelers hoping to get out to the beaches for the holiday weekend. Authorities say staffers have been working round the clock ticks damage caused by the derailment with an increase in the MS thirteen gang along the police union wants more. Detectives. Added to the Nassau County. Police department. Detective for about sixty detective flow in Nassau County being wasted on cross supposed to patrol the supposed to go out of gathering information that they give to the detective.
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"Japan. Visit disaster relief. I'm Anne Cates. President Trump has been holding talks with Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe. Correspondent for Sanchez reports. The president is also downplaying recent missile tests by North Korea. The Japanese are uneasy about this relationship between President Trump and chairman, Kim have correctly, pointed out, as has the president's national security director John Bolton that North Korea violated a u n resolutions by testing those short range, ballistic missiles last month. So some daylight there between the president and obey also on trae the two sides, still far apart in a potential bilateral trade deal that could be another effort to pass the disaster relief Bill this coming week with these three words, I respect respectfully object Texas. Congressman ship ROY prevented the nineteen point one billion dollar disaster relief Bill from being approved by anonymous consent on Friday. He's unhappy doesn't include the four and a half billion dollars. The president wanted for the southern border. Though, the president was willing to sign the Bill without that money. Final congressional approval of the measure offering relief for Americans whose lives have been upended by fire floods and hurricanes could come Tuesday when the house holds its next session, Jerry bowed lender. Washington at thirty say tornado touchdown west of Oklahoma City has left. Two people. Dead. Reno oklahoma. Mayor Matt white. Our community. It would be the south side of our community hotel motel area. And also trying to park area along the lines of businesses also. So we're trying to take all the pieces up and said today point time star, the hall of fame. Green Bay Packers quarterback who won the first two Super Bowls in the nineteen sixties has died at the age of eighty five. He led the Packers head coach from nineteen seventy five to nineteen.
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"People to start using the traditional order for Japanese names, in which family names are used first prime minister Shinzo Abe's would become Ave Shinzo as he's known in Japan. The country adopted the westernized name order for use with foreigners more than a century ago as a means of internationalization family names, also perceived given names in China and South Korea. But both countries use that style internationally as well. Japan's foreign minister plans to ask for journalists to shift to the Japanese name order to Mark the beginning of Japan's new imperial era and upcoming group of twenty summit, and other international events, including the Tokyo twenty twenty Olympic Games. If you plan to travel, this summer, and do it on a plane, you're likely to have plenty of company AP's Rita, Foley reports and airline industry group is predicting another record travel season. The industry expects on those three million passengers a day to travel on US airlines, this summer a total of two hundred fifty seven million people that's up almost three and a half percent from last summer's record a spokesman for the group called airlines for America says, air travel is the safest form of transportation and airlines, he says are offering low fares. Rita foley. Washington. Trump and the Democrats I'm Tim Maguire, the AP news. President Trump says he won't work with Democrats as long as they're investigating his administration. They wanna make this a big deal whether or not they carry the big I word out. I can't imagine that, but they probably would he's referencing impeachment. Let them play their games. We're going to go down one track at a time. Let them finish up. And we'll be all set. Trump walked out of a meeting with Democrats on infrastructure later. House speaker, Nancy Pelosi told reporters in plain sight in the public domain. This president is it strutting Justice and he's engaged in a cover up and that could be an impeachable. The Los Angeles district attorney's office declined to file charges against actor. Rick, Schroder after his may I arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, as girlfriend called nine one one that day saying he punched her. The next day, she said he may have hit her by accident after she startled.
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"I'm Marco werman. This is the world. Good to have you here this Wednesday, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's wretched type era one met in Moscow today and Syria was at the top of their agenda. Putin told reporters later that he and air Do on discuss ways to stabilize the Syrian conflict. The two strong men have not always seen either. I regarding Syria Turkey has at times been more aligned with the us but ever since President Trump's signaled that he wants US troops out of Syria and demanded protection for America's Kurdish allies their turkeys been more inclined to turn to Putin to talk strategy in Bremmer is a writer and foreign policy commentator who heads the Eurasia group, a political risk research and consulting firm in what is rhetoric tie of everyone need from Vladimir Putin. He needs some sort of understanding that Turkish presence on the ground in Syria will be tolerated and that they can a limit the operating capabilities. Of the Kurds on the ground who they consider to be the Turks due to be a terrorist organization. So let's put a pin in weather. Putin will give everyone that security cover for a moment because at the start of their meeting today Latimer. Putin addressed everyone as dear friend. So let's dig into how their relationship is. How have a friend is heir to want to put in a lot better than it was. I mean Turkey is barely an ally of the United States right now in terms of like interests in the region type of political institutions inside Turkey is becoming affectively authoritarian state. I mean, they're real problems with the NATO relationship, but Russia and Turkey actually today get on pretty well. It's important economic relationship. Lots of Russian tourists that actually go to Turkey and a fair amount of interest insecurity in the region. And in fact, even you have the Turks trying to buy Russian components for their military operations, and as a NATO ally, that's kind of unheard of. Right. But in. Speaks to the important relationship that Putin and Arte one have managed to cobble together. So how would you describe the security zone that aired on wants in northern Syria? What what's the point the point would be both a permanent presence of the Turks on the ground that can't be threatened? It allows them to defend their border and to ensure that there is not movement of arms or individuals that they can't control again, including those Kurds on both sides of the border. And it also is a base of operations where the Turks can launch against Kurds in Syria. If they so choose, and certainly they've been moving in that direction. So when a in wretched type air to one, and we got these two strongmen very type A when they get into a room together. Do they play? Nice nice. As it more pit bulls and beating chests I've in both the answer is both and depends on when you catch him. I mean, look when when that Russian military jet was shot out of the sky by the Turks in two thousand fifteen so in less than four years ago that relationship went from hero to zero literally overnight. I mean, they were friendly. There was a robust economic set of relations diplomatic relations were fine. And suddenly, they were it was complete blockade, you know, pretty much overnight. And that was an enormous that reflects an enormous amount of arrogance on the part of both of these leaders who never can be wrong about anything and their advisers can't really get them off the ledge. I mean, you know, Erta one famously just blows his top people you remember, DAV? Devos when he got angry at journalists stormed off and left, right. Just took off and said, I'm having none of this and had rapturous support when he showed up Putin. Of course, keeps world leaders waiting. He left. I remember Marco left waiting for almost an hour. Once the pope the Queen, right? I mean, and that's the power play. When you have two older men that behave like that in positions of power this. It's obvious that they're either going to be completely best friends or the relationship is going to be flying disaster. And right now, it's it's on the friendly side. This is a budding bromance right now. And I'm sure it'll go fine until it is in Bremmer has the Eurasia group and is a frequent writer on US foreign policy. Thank you. Ian next. President Putin also met this week with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to talk about the curl islands which both Russia and Japan have claimed for decades now since World War Two, basically. But the culture on the islands that has elements from both countries Charles Maine's was just at Sakhalin island, which is nearby the carols. This is what he saw going to this place traveling around the island. You can see these remnants of Japanese culture old graveyard, some some architectural pieces around the island, but essentially just get this reminded of this shifting fortunes of empire. I mean, you have this territory that was part of imperial Japan that was part of SARS Russia later Soviet rule. And you know, all these wars, all these treaties. They've shaved the island's history. And they've also carried lives, of course in their wake. So people like must Yosi Suharto. Three. It was just sort of. He's a suckling resident who's ethnically Japanese. He was born there raised in Japanese controlled part of Sakhalin. And when he's seven years old that all changes. So we'd forces retook the island in after the closing days of World War Two, of course, then taking the nearby Carrillo islands as well. And so young he adapts he learns Russian and he later joins the Soviet army to guard against the Japanese. Is joe? So what's my saying there and he's speaking Russian speaking Russian? Yeah. So he he's saying essentially that when he was a service when he was serving in the Soviet army. He said, you know, they used to have these drills, and they make all these jokes saying the Japanese were coming from over there and these practice drills, and they say, what do you mean? He's coming. They're coming. Look there's one right next to us. And he'd say, you know, they'd all joke about that. Because of course, here's this Japanese guy among these Soviet soldiers. So the Russians who support the claim to these islands. There's a group that seems interested in the business opportunities like professor surrogate crooked pinko who seems to be holding onto Soviet values. What did you hear from him? Well, yeah. I mean, these days, of course, you talk to locals there. They like to tout Sakhalin's growing economy and integration in the region. But it's important to point on this a long way from the days when it was a Soviet territory that was closed outsiders. So Sergei Prokopcuka. He's a professor at suckling state university, which is. Let's professor Prokop incurs saying that you know, he was he was part of the Soviet Union. They were developing the city's factories on suckling and people who came to work and live there. You know, when he was a schoolboy, for example, he was not interested at all if they had some relations with Japan or not. So let's come back to the curl islands. This other set of islands being disputed today by Russia, and Japan, they're kind of to the east of the Sakhalin islands. What are the stakes around the curl islands? This is kept the two sides at loggerheads for over seventy years. Now, what's been interesting in this past several years Shinzo obey the Japanese Prime minister, Vladimir Putin Russian president, and that many many times trying to figure out a way out of this is trying to sort of centrally find an agreement somehow this is something of a mission for Mr. obey his in its with good recent. His father was a Japanese politician who was then at one point the foreign minister back in the early eighties. A he tried to negotiate this deal. Couldn't do it in failed. His grandfather was also involved with this. Back in the nineteen sixties, and essentially, so it's kind of this family attempt to her as Mr. obeys been trying to find a way to settle this issue. The problem is that he's fighting against Moore nationalist forces within Japan who don't want to cede any of this territory to Russia. Why does Vladimir Putin wants this territory? I mean what's his game here? First of all he's interested to degree in some kind of agreement because there's opportunities to develop the far east Russia's made this imperative in their their policies to try and develop the economy in the far east, and he would certainly be interested in investment projects from Japanese major business companies on the other hand. Mr Putin has also made restoring the Russian empire part of his kind of a major theme through his rule and look at for example, after the annexation of Crimea. This is of course territory that once belonged to Ukraine that the Russians have an in two thousand fourteen after that, Mr Putin's ratings went through the roof here at Rome, and it's interesting these days to see that public opinion is highly again. Against the giving away any territory back to Japan, we had protests by nationalist Moscow is Mr. obey and Mr Putin met here in Moscow the other day with the rest and just anecdotally when I was in Sakhalin just talk to people, and they would say time, and again that they were against this idea of giving back any territory to Japan, Charles Maine's in Moscow. Thanks very much for telling us what you found out in the Sakhalin islands. Appreciate it. Thanks Markelle so disputes between countries can also come home to roost at home for those governments the government in Greece was on the receiving end of that just a few days ago..
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"Like when he sits down with Shinzo Abe of Japan, what comes out of those meetings? Well, from what I could tell very little. Unfortunately, the Japanese had to essentially capitulate to the Trump administration and agree to embark upon a bilateral negotiation of a trade agreement has you may RIC. Call the Japanese government and in particular prime minister, he was a huge proponent of the CIA, the TPP, the transpacific trade agreement that the Trump administration rejected, and he was left kind of holding the bag because again, he had put his own political credibility and and capital on the line domestically. And so he resisted for a long time the the idea that now we have the now all of these trade relationships, the United States are going to be bilateral. So he that's what he ended up doing. That was the one thing that came out of it. As far as I can tell. The Japanese are still very much more skeptical than than at least Trump is with regard to North Korea. So my guess is that they tried to firm up the president on on the issue of the nuclear program and the missile program in North Korea. I'm guessing they didn't get very far so that that's one thing that was the chiefs. And aside from that, I think there was very little. Oh, that came out concrete came out of those meetings. President Trump signed the bilateral agreement with the South Koreans, the trade agreement, and most of the experts on trade said, well, that's just basically revised version of the agreement we had prior to the, the new one that was negotiated by the Trump administration, meaning he didn't really do much just created his own agreement which wasn't so different from what we had before. An ongoing theme in this press conference was the president clearly does not think he's gotten enough credit for whatever it is that he has done with regard to Korea. Yeah. Well, that's a common theme of everything. Right? Never gets enough credit for anything which went to the the moment when he was laughed at in general assembly speech. What I actually found kind of charming. You know, he, he rolled with it a little bit and said, I wasn't expecting that reaction in there. There was he later her on Thursday. He claimed that they were laughing laughing with him, right? Yes, left it laughing with them. Of course, they were. So you know, I think the speech he, it's difficult. I agree with the general impulse towards a national interests base to foreign policy and a very jealous attitude towards American sovereignty, but it's difficult to come up with a foreign policy doctrine to solely based on that Liz. So whatever Lynn describes there in terms of, you know, getting the Japanese to agree to enter negotiations for one on one trade deal. Wouldn't Trump describe that as you know that's a deliverable. He got his way on this thing and the the much mocked Trump approach to trade and and and diplomacy seems to actually have produced at least one output. Yeah. I mean, I think Trump would describe it that way. I think he would also claim victory on North Korea, right? I mean, they're dealing with him anyway. They might not have completely discontinued all nuclear activities there now cooperating with South Korea. They're interacting with him in a non hostile way. So, I mean, I think he would claim that is a win that de-escalation of tensions and I'm not even sure. He'd be wrong about that. Yeah. So Evelyn, the president also talked extensively about his relationship with the South Koreans, and he complains that they don't pay enough for the things that we do that are in defense of the South Koreans. He had been complaining a lot about this trade deal, which he now thinks is fixed because he revised it somewhat. We also have this very dovish government in South Korea that shares the president's desire for detente with the north. So how do you think about that relationship with the South Koreans is it? Is it productive? And obviously, this is not what the Japanese want with regard to North Korea, but it sounds like the president really does have a close ally here that has a shared view on the situation to to the one that he seems to have. Yeah, it's interesting the alignment there, it's it's so counter to what we saw the George W Bush administration where actually the Bush administration was angry at our South Korean colleagues who at the time we're also from the same party had the same kind of sunshine policy..
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"All of this detail the military of come out very strongly and they said that there are craft or four cs were knowlton operating in that area and they've denied having anything to do with it so a lot of questions a not so answers i'm just looking at a map on the bbc website of the different forces operating throughout syria including in that area there is a near the borders is confusing looking map different splodges of color at presenting different forces i presume just for the forces themselves it's quite difficult to avoid potentially these kinds of incidents it is i mean there's a real hodgepodge as you were suggesting there the so many parties operating in that part of syria just to give you one example for example the americans are backing kurdish forces and some syrian forces and many of the russians backing syrian government forces and other militias now what's interesting is the russians and the americans they do don't teach other the trying to avoid flare ups of their assets on the ground the operate for example different sides of the praties river which runs through that area but it can still go very wrong i mean for example the reserve very serious incident alien this year when perhaps hundreds of russian back masson race where killed in american airstrikes and everybody always knows that's potentially walk could happen if things go wrong in that part assyria martin patients three people have died and at least two hundred inches alternate earthquake struck the japanese city of a sucker the japanese prime mr shinzo abe said the authorities we're working hard to help those affected at all or tuition addition governments will do all it can to deal with effects of the earthquake struck in and around the cycle this morning officials are preventing the police that people's lives come first and instructing them to assess the.