Cool Coal Japan?

The government’s Cool Japan* program has taken a new odd twist with the land of of the Kyoto Protocol is now making a big push to become Coal Japan.

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Coal is the new cool, because it’s a little known fact that unlike its G7 partners, Japan is in the process of building 49 new coal-fired power stations — whilst also being by far and away the largest financial backer of coal infrastructure in the region. From 2007 to 2014, Japan provided over US$20 billion in coal financing abroad
Japan is the odd one out as only country in the G7 building new coal-fired power stations, despite promising the rest of the world to do the opposite
Huffingtonpost.com | 2016-May-23
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Cool Japan or Coal Japan?

 

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Read more of Mr. Happy Coal’s polemics at: coaljapan.org
 

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Our previous reports the Cool Japan‘s GNP—Gross National Propaganda program include:

Wikipedia
*Cool Japan (クールジャパン), along with “Gross National Cool” are propaganda concepts coined in 2002 as an expression of Japan hyping its status as a cultural superpower. First gaining broad exposure in the media and academia, the government of Japan adopted the national brand of “Cool Japan” to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture-vulture industry. It has been described as a form of soft power, “the ability to indirectly influence behavior or interests through cultural or ideological means.”

 



 

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4 thoughts on “Cool Coal Japan?”

  1. Finally…a way the jijibaba can contribute to Japan’s future! Let’s turn them all to coal!! (they’re already 300 million years old)

  2. Pine wrote:
    Finally…a way the jijibaba can contribute to Japan’s future! Let’s turn them all to coal!! (they’re already 300 million years old)

     

    Well, there is a precedent for that use of surplus old farts (called ‘jijibaba‘ in Japanese).

    left_super long-quotebar 24x360I shall not speak of the railway in Cairo, for it is like any other railway—I shall only say that the fuel they use for the locomotive is composed of mummies three thousand years old, purchased by the ton or by the graveyard for that purpose, and that sometimes one hears the profane engineer call out pettishly, ‘Damn these plebians, they don’t burn worth a cent—pass out a King.’
    —1869; S. L. Clemens

     
    laughing-mummyActually, the mummies have the last laugh

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