Monthly Archives: October 2016

Japanese Companies in Crisis: But How?

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One of my most significant intelligence source confidentially reported to me current crises of some leading companies in Japan. Even though Japanese mass media never touch upon the affairs in fear of possible attack by these companies to with draw their advertisements, nobody can’t help arguing as if nothing had happened. To my readership, I’ll just give hereby early warning signals.

First of all, one of the most important automobile companies in Japan obviously falls into a trap. To catch up its competitors in terms of self-driving car system, the company urgently finance more than 10 trillion JPY which it does not have. In accordance with customs among leading Japanese companies after the WWII, the company is now asking the team in charge of the Japanese Imperial House’s secret treasury to financially back the project. The team is, however, extremely embarrassed since it was not sufficiently informed in advance. Furthermore, the team’s leadership doubts the necessity of the project because it needs to build up a brand new satellite system around the globe which Japan has never tried to have by herself. Anyway, the budget with face value of “10 trillion JPY” is something too huge to be immediately prepared. Furthermore, the NORINCHUKIN, which was regarded as a bypass of the secret fund to target companies in Japan, can’t be used this time due to current political turmoil of the Japan’s agricultural cooperative association.

Secondly, you can’t forget one of the Japanese leading companies in heavy industries. In midst of its crisis, the company currently decided to sale its sister companies for real estate management. Well, this is exactly the signal showing that the company can’t be never saved without its internal drastic structural reform. The point is that the company is being used by the Japan’s Ministry for Defense as classified agent for technical verification of military technologies. Imagine even the Government of Japan will get involved in troubles due to failed leadership of the company, which will harm furthermore the US-Japan (military) alliance as a whole.

Last but not the least, I’m personally embarrassed to find out how incapable Japanese real estate companies are in terms of “corporate intelligence”. Being pushed by the Government of Japan under the leadership of PM Shinzo ABE, these rather domestic companies are slowly trying to invest to foreign real properties such as ones in Vietnam. Nevertheless, their leadership are apparently in lack of both the sense of “intelligence” and reliable human network abroad, so that they will fail in foreign real estate markets sooner or later. That will repeat such economic disasters as we Japanese faced just after the collapse of the HEISEI bubble economy in the first half of 1990s.

After all, the prominent companies which once led “rising sun” of Japan until 1990s don’t have the sense to contemplate what problems they have. Without becoming aware of that, they are just beginning to sink into the deep water of quantitative easing by the BOJ, which fails to effectively inflate the Japan’s economy. Watch out.

From Russia with Love.

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Finally, a hectic week has just come to an end, while I’m honored to give one-week lectures to young and selected employees of a Japanese leading company in insurance sector this week. From 9 AM to 5 PM, I told them how to activate their skills for global business, so that their company will be able to move on to the next stage.

This kind of HRM is exactly what my institute mainly deals with professionally. Besides that, the institute intensively accelerates its endeavor to become a genuine “global” consulting firm in terms of networking with foreign partners.

The day before yesterday, my institute announced to launch its strategic alliance with our new partner, SCM Consult located London, UK. The firm dedicates itself particularly to make foreign companies invest to the Russian market by taking advantage of Tatarstan, one of the new special economic Zones in Russia. Furthermore, SCM Consult has various menus to give assistance to corporate clients, which really want to expand their own global business all over the world. Thanks to its vast expert network, the firm is always prepared to do so.

I personally think it to be extremely important for success of companies’ global expansion that not only the companies themselves but also host countries welcome business development. Just like the human being, “mutual love” is essential for global business in this regard, even though particularly ordinary Japanese companies never recognize this.

Taking an example of the country “Russia”, the Government of Japan currently makes tremendous efforts to boost the bilateral economic relationship between Japan and Russia by making Japanese big corporates invest to the latter’s Far Eastern Federal District. Since even Japanese prominent big corporate is obviously in lack of both effective and sufficient risk management in the global market, it always relies on instructions from the GOJ. By doing so, the company tends to think it to be possible to blame the government, if the project fails.

The above mentioned economic trend towards the Far Eastern Federal District is clearly rooted in genuine political ambition of Prime Minister Shinzo ABE. Following his uncle, the then PM Eisaku SATO, who succeeded to get back the OKINAWA islands from the US in 1972, PM Shinzo ABE dares to ask Russian President Vladimir PUTIN to solve the historical territorial dispute of the Northern Islands. To draw attention from the Russian side, the ABE administration make use of Japan’s “economic” power in terms of massive investment to the Federal District in the Far East.

Having said that, I firmly recommend my corporate clients not to rely only on the GOJ’s recommendation. Instead of that, the company should seek a “dual strategy” to penetrate into the Russian market. What is it?

As usual for gigantic countries, Russia has not only one in the Far East but also several fronts vis-à-vis her neighbors. Particularly one with the Islam is exactly what has always been causing troubles to Kremlin. It’s Tatarstan that is expected to both economically and politically play a role as catalyst vis-à-vis the Islam. For example, nothing is said to have happened in Tatarstan (“Singapore” in Russia, where the west meets the east) even in the midst of diplomatic tensions between Ankara and Moscow recently, while Turkish business persons are allowed to expand their business through Tatarstan to the Russian market.

Because Japan has never faced security issues against the Islam and its countries, Japanese companies can become “neutral brokers” in Tatarstan, for example, between Turkey and Russia. By doing so, Kremlin can’t help pay positive attention to these Japanese companies’ activities for the sake of economic development in both Tatarstan and Russia, so that the later will be willing to do favorable measures to them even in other parts of the nation.

Japanese politicians, who are allegedly “experts” of Russian affairs, are interested only in construction of mega-infrastructure such as undersea tunnel and “Shinkansen”-express, which will be never used. Relying on these money-hungry is, of course, extremely risky for Japanese corporates, as you see. To get rid of the short-term thinking, they urgently need to switch to the dual strategy towards Russia, as I mentioned beforehand. This is exactly the reason why my institute “IISIA” now launches strategic alliance with SCM Consult. Stay tuned.

Putin & Duterte: Why Are They Coming to Japan?

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Once unofficially leaked, and now made (quasi) public: Putin and Duterte, the two presidents who continue to shake the global community, will soon pay short visits to Japan by the end of this year. The latter, the President of the Philippines, will come here even in the latter half of this month.

They will come as if that were “normal “ events in bilateral diplomacy between Japan and Russia/the Philippines. However, when you thoroughly take a look at what happened in this regard so far, you’ll immediately become aware the procedures were extremely unusual.

As for Putin, it’s Japanese PM Shinzo ABE that has been enthusiastically inviting him to Japan for his own political legacy. The Government of Japan led by PM Abe made even a proposal to the Russian side which will generously give economic assistance to the giant neighbor, particularly a project to connect the two countries with each other by railway. Nevertheless, the GOJ seems to continuously depend on Russia’s willingness whether President Putin will accept the invitation till the last stage of the diplomatic negotiation. Who knows the President will “cancel” it, as he recently did vis-à-vis another poor President of France, Hollande.

But I’m personally quite confident that Putin will come. No, actually, he’ll have to come here. Why??

And on Duterte: While I was in charge of coordinating official/unofficial visits in diplomacy, the way how the Philippines’ side approached to Japan to enable their bluff, newly elected president’s visit is just remarkable from my viewpoint. Duterte will allegedly pay his first visit as the Philippines’ president to Japan because of attendance in an event of the country’s economic promotion. The point is the visit has been prepared obviously “in short notice”, that means, it’s not planned for the long time, I suppose. As it’s often the case in diplomacy, one of the two countries inevitably needs to make it happen. Otherwise, it hasn’t taken such unusual steps.

Well, let’s imagine Japan, particularly her Emperor will soon be entitled to sign certain papers, which will empower these presidents to have much more political influences. Of course, Japan remains Japan and can be replaced by neither Russia nor the Philippines. However, wherever they are, all the political leaders need numerous amount of money to govern. What will then happen, if Japan will be nominated to provide them with sufficient financial assets/cash? How come, even though Japan per se is suffering from accumulated sovereign debt?

Guys, welcome to knock the last door to the netherworld’s money I wrote beforehand. Be aware this is only the very beginning of the whole story called “PAX JAPONICA”. Stay tuned.

 

How to Get Involved in Netherworld’s Money.

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Since I was abruptly connected to those who are directly dealing with world class secret funds from historical reasons, I’ve been enriching my knowledge related to them. And finally, I just become aware of the Arcanum which only insiders of the secret funds’ world are allowed to know. Let me just try to explain what is it, as far as I may briefly: There are two types of money per se. The one is the printed money, which we usually use in daily life. It’s central banks which are in charge of printing and distributing them in the financial market. Because this kind money is physically existing, nobody can hardly deny it, even though so-called “credit creation” adds something a little bit abstract to this story. Nevertheless, the money in this meaning is from everybody’s viewpoint too obvious to vanish.

The point is that we don’t come to an end of this story only saying the above. Because there is indeed another world of money, which is totally different from the former. Let’s call it “netherworld’s money” simply.

Why netherworld? Because this kind of money has been directly connected to each one of both historical and symbolic events for the humankind, while those who directly got involved almost passed away. However, their legal empowerment from the netherworld still validates the usage of this type of money, which are normally deposited as secret treasury strictly controlled by closed human network.

Now, you may wonder how come this netherworld’s money can exist. Yes, your question and doubt in this direction are awfully legitimate, because the former, I mean, printed or “living” money seems to be sufficiently supplied to the market so that there is no room left for the bizarre “netherworld’s money”. But if you stick to this position, you never understand the reality of the global financial system, which has been historically developing based on both publicly announced and hidden events. The most important fact is it’s US that succeeded to get financed massively in 1934. The USG is still obliged to pay the debt back to prioritized investors from all over the world. Of course, the USG doesn’t have physical assets which back printed USD banknotes any more. Regardless of this simple fact, the USG never stops to give IBOE (International Bill of Exchange) to the above shown privileged investors with historical backgrounds, which “officially” empower them to draw numerous amount of USD from USG’s state account. What we may not forget is the fact the empowered investors are, in fact, never permitted to do so. Well, how can they get profit from investment their historical ancestors did?

For the time being, I’ll just leave the question to you. Take your time, guys. If you’ll be able to answer the eternal question, you’ll immediately get involved to the netherworld’s money. Shall we try to enter another dimension of financial life?