Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Overall, talk of free trade is all the fashion in Japan these days.
A senior bureaucrat, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Motohisa Furukawa, who has the ear of Prime Minister Naoto Kan, said that the country must engage in such commerce or risk stagnation and joblessness.
Specifically, “Japan needs to be connected to the rest of the world. If Japan’s trade and investment environment becomes less attractive than those in other countries, there’s a possibility that future growth and employment opportunities will be lost.”