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China asks, “Meet Halfway?” on Islands Dispute

This is what a small minority of Japanese leaders are asking for. Just to meet halfway. We wrote about Haruki Murakami and Shunji Iwai’s voices about this subject which includes sharing. (Giant Robot) China called on new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday to meet Beijing ‘halfway’ to try and improve relations that have been hurt by a debilitating territorial dispute. (TimesofIndia – Halfway) )

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Japan Car Production Slashed in China

The production is going down in China falling to 40%. The staff has suspended night shifts. The bonus is for other car makers who are seeing their sales go up! Hurray for them and it does show that car sales continue in one of the largest car markets, but just not for Japanese ones. Yes, the territory dispute continues… “South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co’s China sales climbed 15 percent to 84,188 vehicles last month, while Volkswagen’s Audi boosted sales by 20 percent, BMW by 55 percent and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz by 10 percent.” (Businessinsider – Japanese Cars in China)

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