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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Mr Trudeau Goes to Washington
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2017, 10:58:33 am »
How does Japan have more influence than Canada?  Be specific.

The Japanese government is run by Japan's industry. It acts in furtherence of that industry around the world, in cooperation with industry. It uses both its foreign aid budget, guarantees for loans, and favorable trade incentives to clear the way for its industries to obtain resources from third world countries under very favorable conditions for Japanese industry. Nor is it above offering bribes.

I know you will suggest lots of countries do this, which is certainly true. But the Japanese are far and away more single-minded and ruthless than Canada could ever be.
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