Is TPP good for Japan?

by 037 Kurumi on December 21, 2015 - 2:18am

A few years earlier, TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) becomes a current topic around the world, we can hear often about it on TV or newspapers. However, there are many difficult words, and time goes without our understanding. TPP was not global like now at first, only it worked for 4 countries. Hence, it is inevitable for the people in the other countries not to know details, so I searched websites and learned the merits and demerits of TPP. I will write my opinion about TPP.

I considered about the merits and the demerits of TPP. If my memories are right, there are a lot of terrible loan in Japan, and I know the loan doesn’t decrease so easily. Thereby Japan have to make more money. Not only the government and also the common people are not good affairs of money. TPP comes into Japan, customs duty will bring down, and so we can get foods or products lower prices than before. It is delightful situation for common people, on the other hand farmers and makers will not welcome that why foreign products are cheaper than Japanese products. Many of consumers will buy cheaper ones rather than pricey ones. It will give damage to Japanese agriculture and the other. Even if otherwise, the food self-sufficiency have become problem. Perhaps, it will be more serious.

I like Japanese foods because I can trust more than that of foreign countries. Many of Japanese people may think so. Therefore there is not big gap at the prices of products if TPP comes into Japan, and also the foreign people who love Japanese things must be there. That is why the output could grow. It is worth to bet the advantages for Japan. The government should try to change demerits to merits.

 

 

Reference

http://www.toha-search.com/keizai/tpp.htm

 

Comments

I didn't realize how much the TPP would effect Japan and the food production industry there. I knew that it would create competition and favor large scale farms, but I was unaware how much it would impact small farmers. They would not be able to compete and be forced to find a new source of livelihood. Thank you for sharing your opinion with me.
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I like Pocky :)

Thank you for your commenting. I just considered about how TPP effects to my country, so I didn't think its effect to other countries, too. Competing of companies and farmers is important to improve quality of technology and food. However I think small farms have supported its own countries so far therefore I feel I want to defend them if they face difficult situation.
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Did you know that 11th November is the day of Pocky? ;)

So I am slightly confused as to your argument in this essay. Are you arguing for or against the TPP? Also, you mention that this would not be popular with farmers and workers, why is this the case?

--Ceile--

Thank you for your opinion. I surely argued for the TPP, but I didn't like the terms and effects so maybe my feeling was implied kind of against. I think building and supporting our own countries is people and many small farms and companies, so we would not be able to ignore their opinion and situation.

So I am slightly confused as to your argument in this essay. Are you arguing for or against the TPP? Also, you mention that this would not be popular with farmers and workers, why is this the case?

--Ceile--

So I am slightly confused as to your argument in this essay. Are you arguing for or against the TPP? Also, you mention that this would not be popular with farmers and workers, why is this the case?

--Ceile--

Hi Kurumi san. When I read article, I think that it is good it. What do you think about TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)? I think that TPP has a lot of problems for Japan. I am interested in TPP. Recently, I heard about TPP such as newspaper and TV. Do you know Mr. Amari who is Japanese minister. He has donation problem, but He always discussed about TPP to a lot of countries. If he quits minister, Japanese government have to decide new minister. This problem is too bad for Japan. I like Japanese food too. Japanese foods make me happy.