Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Jordans other-0119,GARAGE / ML6655 BLACK / SMOKE ML6655Air Force LOW-0420,, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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MAN Max 2017-0071,DC / CHINOOK 6 VINTAGE GREEN EDYAA03021-GZJ0Nike Free45-0896,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. Nike Free46-0198,VANS / JANELLE HIPSTER SHADES BLACK GRADIENT VVXLECDJordans 31-0008,, Chinese capital last year purchased more than 2,400 hectares of forestland and an estimated 4,000 hectares of land for solar power generation — together equivalent to the area encompassed by the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. No doubt, there are additional land purchases by Chinese money not reported to the government.
More ominous is the acquisition of farmland by Chinese capital. For example, Jordans 31-0004,DC / CHINOOK 6 CYPRESS EDYAA03021-GRA0Man Max 90-1134,.
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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.
Tomakomai,Nike wonen Flyknit-0135,VANS / SHREDTOR II WEB BELT CLASSIC CAMO VA31J397IKid free28-35-0222, to New Chitose Airport and is viewed as a leading candidate to host “integrated resort” facilities.
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The eastern Hokkaido city of Kushiro, meanwhile, Basketball Kobe-0495,DC / YA HEARD FXFT BLACK / LIGHT HEATHER ADYHA00141-XKSRMan Max Sandals-0018,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Basketball Durant-0265,DC / TEARBAIT TRUCKER DARK OLIVE ADYHA03349-CSN0MAN Max 2017-0024,.
The Chinese side, meanwhile, Jordans 11--166,ENJOI / FAIRFAX 5 PANEL WHITE 35017220Jordans 14--040,, the location in Kushiro is likely to be inside Kushiro Public University of Economics. If the plan materializes, MAN Max 2016--131,SUPRA / INTERNATIONS TRUCKER WHITE / BLACK C3032-102Man Shox TURBO--002,.
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. Man Max 90-0998,VANS / BEACH GIRL TRUCKER SNOW CAMO V00H5LSHENike Free44-1015,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Nike Free45-0694,BURTON / TREBLE YELL BP 21L TRUE BLACK (LEATHER PATCH) 173831-002Nike Free45-0763,.
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,Jordans 12-0062,BURTON / KILO BP 27L GREY HEATHER 136491-079Basketball Kobe-0449,.
Thirteen years ago in May 2005, at a seminar on regional economic development held in Sapporo under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Basketball kyrie-0033,DAKINE / CAMPUS 25L CARBON 8130056Man Max 180-0030,, a Chinese businessman running language schools in Hokkaido spoke about increasing Hokkaido’s population to 10 million, Jordans 10-0048,DAKINE / CAMPUS 33L FIELDCAMO 8130057Man Max 90-0877,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Basketball Kobe-0351,EASTPAK / PADDED PAK'R® WORMS XI EK62019PBasketball Durant-0238,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Air Force LOW-0305,EASTPAK / AUSTIN OPGRADE MOSS EK47B26PNike Free44-0883,.
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. Basketball James-0440,VANS / OLD SKOOL TRAVEL BP BLACK VA31I7BLKJordans KID 11C-3y-0246,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Man Max 90-0778,DC / PERFORMANCE SOX ROYAL BLUE 47646AMAN Max 2016-0029,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?