Japanese Prime Minister Abe is a big baller

Playing with balls—Japanese Prime Minister Abe wants m0Ar~!
japan pm abe big baller
The question is: said-openCan more baseball save Japan — or at least Abenomics?said-closed

That is, with the dead-in-the-water state of the economic reforms of Abenomics (3Yen / 2013-12-24) and the increasingly desperate attempts to boost Japan’s moribund economy with “Wankernomics” (3Yen / 2014-03-22), will expansion teams for Japanese baseball really help?
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Japan’s new plan to beat deflation: More baseball
chicagotribune.com | May 20, 2014
A set of recommendations to lift growth in Japan’s economy drafted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party seen by Reuters calls for slashing corporate taxes, reforming public pensions, and — in a curve ball — increasing the number of professional baseball teams to 16 from 12.
"Prosperous baseball teams could strengthen attachment to regional cities and help local economies thrive," said the report
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But most professional teams survive in Japan because losses can be treated as tax-deductible marketing costs for corporate sponsors, such as such as Orix Corp and Yakult Honsha Co.

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3 thoughts on “Japanese Prime Minister Abe is a big baller”

  1. The batshit crazy ideas just keep on comin’

    Cause you know…entrenching people in a regional bigotry mindset is obviously working in Asia on the country level.

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