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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Absence and More..

Terribly sorry to have left the blogging community uninformed about the recent events in the international scene, unfortunately have been working quite hard and writing some of the old political essays!

In other news though.... Japan again
Now the worlds largest recipent of gross foreign aid, from previously the 5th largest gross donor!
Such a downward spiral seems unfortunate but is it all a part of the downward economic spiral and continued stagnation? At one time a major rival of the US, it seems that China, still a poor country by per capita standards gets more press attention and fear nowadays. Japan shouldnt be forgotten however as one of the worlds top three economies and a major exporter and importer (of Australian goods anyway =)). I had always thought that we were a primary exporter of beef to Japan, but did you know we have a bi-lateral trade agreement with Chile which concerns beef and red wine among other things?
Anyway going a bit off topic here, but i'll be sure to keep the blog updated regularly from now on!

18 comments:

  1. Economic stagnation? Is it anywhere near as bad as the US? I know I still have confidence in Japanese products, where I won't buy american most of the time. Yeah, thanks ford and GM. Wait, I am gonna go buy a Dell or HP. 'Nuff said.

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  2. I'm glad the Japanese are getting what they need.

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  3. just coming but good to know you're back

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  4. Why can't they send their aid to more needing countries. Gaaah, gets me mad

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  5. I did not know that! Great post

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  6. Glad to see you're back !

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  7. Welcome back. Nice post!

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  8. Sad to see. There will always be trouble in the world. the best we can do is what we can and hopefully make life just a little easier for the citizens of earth

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  9. Let them dig some holes in the ground then re-fill the holes.

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  10. Every time I come here I learn something new

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