Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Adidas Element Refine Boys Preschool Collegiate Royal/White/Black Running Shoes V46094,MEN'S RUNNING SHOE NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 32 749340-001Adidas Crazy Light 4 Boost Boys Grade School Tech Grey/Light Scarlet/Black Basketball Shoes V80492,, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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More ominous is the acquisition of farmland by Chinese capital. For example, Adidas Ultra Boost Mens Solar Yellow/Black Running Shoes V77896,Men's Shoe Nike Air Max 90 Mid Winter 806808-400Adidas Adissage Mens Black/White Slippers V31276,.
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Chinese investments are particularly active along the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, especially in the cities of Tomakomai and Kushiro, both equipped with port facilities.
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China’s penetration is more clearly visible in the town of Shiranuka, which lies next door to Kushiro. High schools there have designated Chinese as a selective foreign language subject for second- and third-year students. Nike Zoom Fly 2 Womens Black/Cool Blue/White Running Shoes V15002,Men's Shoe Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3 749336-007Men's Nike Hypervenomx Finale II Street IC Black/Total Orange/White UK#N5-9592,.
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Resort facilities in Tomamu and Sahoro are well-known as instances of investments in Hokkaido by Chinese. The Tomamu resort was suddenly bought up by a Shanghai company 15 years ago and what used to look like a ghost town has developed a completely different face. But unlike other resorts,Women's Nike Zoom Winflo 2 White/Voltage Green/Hyper Pink/Metallic Silver UK#N5-8838,Men's Shoe Nike Free RN 831508-402Hype Hype Backpack CP60,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Luke 1977 Master Technical Field Jacket CP1439,Men's Shoe Nike Presto Fly 908019-003The North Face Sangro Jacket CP1520,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Antony Morato Denim Short CP2074,Men's Shoe Nike Roshe One Hyper Breathe 833125-401Supremacy Ash Tennis Short CP2203,.
What China is doing in Hokkaido is far from constructing strategic bases in foreign lands as part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to connect it to Europe. But China’s intention of slowly penetrating Hokkaido over a long period of time is clear. Beijing’s ideal outcome is to create a situation in which people in Hokkaido cannot move forward without relying on China, the diplomatic source said. Sik Silk Retro Swim Short CP2337,Men's shoe Nike Tiempo Legend VI FG 819177-010Nike Tribute Track Top CP3582,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Havaianas Team Flip Flop CP3843,Men's Shoe Nike Zoom KD 9 843392-160Lacoste Glendon Trainer CP3925,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?