So, I read this story …..
It’s an interesting story …. and, validates much of what I’ve written about Japan in the past.
Tourism is a fantastic economic boost for nations which don’t have many natural resources. Tourism is a good manner in which to import wealth.
But, that isn’t what struck me when reading this story.
The article goes on to discuss the weakening of the Yen and how that’s become attractive for foreigners to visit Japan. It later discusses the headaches which accompany a large influx of tourists.
Again, this isn’t what struck me as notable when reading this article. This passage is what struck me …..
The Laox duty free shop in Ginza was crammed with Chinese buying watches, cosmetics, robotic vacuum cleaners and space-age rice cookers.
Ultra high-tech, detachable toilet seats with automatic lighting and lid opening and closing, that warm, wash and dry are another big must-have among Chinese, even though the products are made-in-China for export to Japan.
There are so many angles to consider on this passage. It’s mind boggling! There are 15 ways from Sunday to think about this!
I won’t go through all of the thoughts, emotions, and extrapolations which ran through my mind when I read that. But, I’ll just give a start or two …..
The notion that China is a socialist/communist state (as in the idea of socialism, not the practice) is utterly destroyed. To be sure, it is a totalitarian state (just ask the people of Hong Kong), but, doing anything for the workers? I mean something other than keeping them in abject poverty, well, that notion is destroyed.
So, the workers of China build a golly-gee-whizbang toilet seat for export to Japan, so the affluent Chinese can go to Japan to buy the golly-gee-whizbang toilet seat.
Economically speaking ….. YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have to pay for the cost of transport, you have to pay for the cost of the service. You have to pay for the warehousing. The actual cost is probably double or triple that in Japan than China. But, it’s made to be exported to Japan …….
My friends, this is what globalism brings you. The value created by the worker in China was directly exported to Japan, via the wealthy Chinaman. Workers unite!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
This is how you make sure peons remain peons.