And Here Comes The First Batch: Japan To Issue ¥10 Trillion In Earthquake Relief Bonds

Tyler Durden's picture

As was perfectly expected by Zero Hedge, Japan is issuing its first batch of Earthquake relief debt to the tune of  ¥10 Trillion. And with massive repatriation flows (as confirmed today when Steve Liesman denied the very concept), and little demand out of domestic purchasers, Japan is about to (re)discover the pleasures of massive quantitative easing.

From Sankei (obviously Google Translated):

East by the earthquake, the government budget for compensation for the rehabilitation and reconstruction, the central bank to fund the full amount directly to undertake major "earthquake reconstruction bonds" decided to issue an emergency. Several government sources have revealed. Issuance is expected to more than 10 trillion yen. Coordination with the ruling and immediately entered the Bank of Japan, including an agreement aimed at the opposition.

The government aims to secure new funding disaster reconstruction measures, it was considered appropriate the full amount of financial resources such as free child allowance and the highway was recorded in fiscal year 2011 budget, approximately 3 trillion yen not only to determine effective measures to hit.Government bonds was also considering a new financial situation worsens if you ask on the mass distribution in the bond market, there is a risk that falling interest rates lead to higher bond ratings.

This bill makes the rapidly rising debt to assume the Bank of Japan quake reconstruction. Underwriting government bonds by the central bank has been prohibited by Article 5 of the Public Finance Act, the provision of the phrase "within the scope of the amount passed through the Diet in the cases where special circumstances will not apply" has been defined, and this The earthquake is "special reason" was considered spent.

The Bank of Japan has secured its independence in the Bank of Japan Law that could frown, are expected to respond to the acceptance and finally that there is a movement of the revised BOJ Law strengthen the involvement of the government parties.

Reconstruction measures in the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995 was recorded a total of 3 trillion yen supplementary budget for 3800 of 3 degrees.This earthquake is far from the large scale "in 10 trillion yen and 20 trillion yen is not enough" (Kamei Shizuka national party representatives), but some of this.

Meanwhile, the president of the LDP Tanigaki Teiiti proposed a tax deadline, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, "Japan's economy could worsen further," it shows a negative thought.

In the FY2011 supplementary budget measures aimed at the ruling party recovery, the child allowance was recorded in 23 year's budget (¥ 2.2 trillion) of highways and free (£ 100 billion) of free high school tuition (400 billion yen), security systems door to door farm income (6,000 million yen) was distributing the financial resources devoted to planning and policy in government bonds to cover the rest of earthquake reconstruction. Roads and bridges (speak today), is considering issuing bonds for construction and ports.

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FischerBlack's picture

Really don't need any other site than here. Seriously.

VisualCSharp's picture

On a long enough timeline the value of all fiat currency drops to zero.

RESPECT THE 'HEDGE.

bob_dabolina's picture

Agree.

ZH is consistently ahead of the curve on every important issue.

This site is fantastic.

serotonindumptruck's picture

"This site is fantastic."

And, I'm not ashamed to admit, very addictive.

Mark McGoldrick's picture

Yes, I agree.  ZeroHedge is a fantastic site.  In fact, I find ZH solidly ahead of other news outlets on breaking developments, especially this Japan stuff.  ZH had two pieces on the yen surge yesterday before it was even mentioned on Bloomberg tv. Great Job!  

The other reason I love ZeroHedge is the comments section.  It's a veritable treasure chest of primatology and anthropology, giving me a glimpse into the early stages of human evolution when square pegs and round holes were the Rubik's Cube of the day.  Just as cosmologists paint a picture of the Big Bang by using photons that have travelled since the beginning of time, I can take the comments of loony libertarian bunker goons and create fairly reliable behavioral models of how the cave-dwelling homo habilis behaved during the Lower Paleolithic era.

This will amaze you: Do you want to know the common thread between a libertarian and a 2 million year old homo habilis ?

Ham!  Of all things! Both were/are extremely preoccupied with ham, which I would never have imagined. Two million years ago, they drew pig pictures in caves. Today, libertarians dig caves in their back yard and fill it with canned pig.  Weird. Really weird. 

ZeroHedge is more than news and commentary; it's a cladogram.  

 

i-dog's picture

You appear to be projecting your neanderthal (or earlier) stage of cranial development onto others! Shame!

AN0NYM0US's picture

why mention liesman?

Id fight Gandhi's picture

What kind of name is that LIES MAN

Atomizer's picture

That Bald Headed Asshole relies on CFR emails/meetings for CNBS program modeling.

LongSoupLine's picture

That's Steve "I'm a Fed Cross Dresser" Liesman

tallen's picture

Classic Liesman jokes, keep them up please ;)

10kby2k's picture

Liesman is a symbol for all brain dead, talking head, kool-aid drinkers that really make Americans look like wussies.

jesse livermoore's picture

Is liesman intenionally decieving people,  or does  he really believe the snake oil he is selling

JohnG's picture

Neither, he's just stupid.

bob_dabolina's picture

Can't spell seamen without liesman

Hedge Jobs's picture

cuase he is a fucking douche bag schill and needs to outed as such at every opportunity

RobotTrader's picture

Heh, why not make it 100 Trillion Yen?

Guaranteed to make the JPY surge even higher!!!

VisualCSharp's picture

I guess they calculated that 10 trillion yen would fit nicely into the blown-out reactors.

I'm only partially kidding:

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

max2205's picture

If they yield 6% where can I buy some

Scottj88's picture

Bearish for gold/silver obviously

Cleanclog's picture

Only $120 Billion.  Still, it's a smaller country.  Pretty decent QE.  And now the whole world is addicted to QE medicated money supply. 

Spitzer's picture

what is the point of treasuries ?

They can never sell them, at any cost...

Japs are the dumbest central planners on this earth.

thegr8whorebabylon's picture

Peeps up North are literally starving to death now, in hospitals and shelters.

Sumimasen ga, Fukushima wa, tabemono to mizu irimasu.  now. onegaishimasu.

Just get all the rich fuckers in the rotary clubs in the south to send their vast stores, warehouses full of rice, by bullet train north and then helicopter it in fast.  Your people are dying, Japan.

And thanks for all the help from USA?

BigDuke6's picture

Yeah USA, 

Lazy fuckers...while you are at it kick out gaddafi, bring democracy to iraq , keep the heroin supply going out of afganistan to fund the CIA....

and now help out japan to bring back the cherry blossom,

the taxpayers will pay.

 

Zon's picture

so is the whole nuclear "disaster" over? seems like every night the news on it gets less and less. I guess thats a good thing but so much for all that nuclear fallout stuff huh?

VisualCSharp's picture

That's probably what TEPCO, the Japanese government and the United States government want you to believe. No news does not indicate good news in this situation.

imapopulistnow's picture

4 pools are boiling off steam.  This is far from over.

plocequ1's picture

Look eye Danielson, Always look eye.

gimli's picture

Oh no --- I'm hearing that tune again:

 

I'm turning Bernankese 

I think I'm turning Bernankese 

I really think so 
Turning Bernankese 
I think I'm turning Bernankese 
I really think so 
I'm turning Bernankese
I think I'm turning Bernankese 
I really think so 
Turning Bernankese
I think I'm turning Bernankese 
I really think so

LongSoupLine's picture

ES futures down .5%

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

Just think, this time last week, all was well in unsuspecting Japan.

Now here we are one week later, that's how fast collapses happen.

Coming to the good ol' USA soon, and deservedly so unfortunately.

macholatte's picture

....and deservedly so....

for whom?

go beat yourself up and like it. The rest of us are trying to salvage our lives.

QQQBall's picture

Checkout this post at Market Ticker.

 

From the BBC:

2226: The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, quoting a senior official of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, said the US made the offer immediately after the disaster damaged Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. According to the unnamed senior official, US support was based on dismantling the troubled reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) some 250 km (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo. However, the government and TEPCO thought the cooling system could be restored by themselves, the report said.

Am I reading this right?

Our government demanded that the Japanese dismantle - that is, permanently remove - over five gigawatts of power in order to help them with a critical safety problem that had the potential to destroy 100 square miles of land and kill or injure thousands of people?

That as compensation for helping them we demanded that they cripple their electrical generating capacity on a permanent basis?

You have to be kidding me.

This is an extremely serious charge.  If it's true it stands alone as grounds for impeachment and dismembering of every single federal agency involved.

Perhaps this explains why the US Military and/or civilian authorities didn't stick a couple of big-ass generators on a transport plane and get them over there, restoring power to the reactors within hours of the incident and avoiding all of the serious radiation and physical damage at the plant.

This allegation is ridiculously incendiary and demands an immediate and complete Congressional investigation.  Not only do the citizens of the United States deserve to know the truth (or falsity) of this charge (and who initiated it if it is false), but so do the Japanese people.

If this is how this man treats our friends and attempts to use a crisis threatening the lives of civilians to score a political point and advance his "green" agenda....

QQQBall's picture

Checkout this post at Market Ticker.

 

From the BBC:

2226: The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, quoting a senior official of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, said the US made the offer immediately after the disaster damaged Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. According to the unnamed senior official, US support was based on dismantling the troubled reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) some 250 km (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo. However, the government and TEPCO thought the cooling system could be restored by themselves, the report said.

Am I reading this right?

Our government demanded that the Japanese dismantle - that is, permanently remove - over five gigawatts of power in order to help them with a critical safety problem that had the potential to destroy 100 square miles of land and kill or injure thousands of people?

That as compensation for helping them we demanded that they cripple their electrical generating capacity on a permanent basis?

You have to be kidding me.

This is an extremely serious charge.  If it's true it stands alone as grounds for impeachment and dismembering of every single federal agency involved.

Perhaps this explains why the US Military and/or civilian authorities didn't stick a couple of big-ass generators on a transport plane and get them over there, restoring power to the reactors within hours of the incident and avoiding all of the serious radiation and physical damage at the plant.

This allegation is ridiculously incendiary and demands an immediate and complete Congressional investigation.  Not only do the citizens of the United States deserve to know the truth (or falsity) of this charge (and who initiated it if it is false), but so do the Japanese people.

If this is how this man treats our friends and attempts to use a crisis threatening the lives of civilians to score a political point and advance his "green" agenda....

bob_dabolina's picture

fuk-fuk-fuk-fukushimanotgonamakepoweranymore

4xaddict's picture

solly solly we keep reactor and just try drop water from large frying grasshopper. We orso pray it will work.

Impeachment? 

After what has subsequently transpired and given this offer was made immediately post quake, in hindsight it doesn't appear the worst idea.

They already have 5GW of power offline anyway. Unless I am missing some information or not understanding what you have posted, it seems the US have not really been unreasonable. I am certainly not a fan of the US administration or the government's track record of meddling in other sovereigns affairs but seriously, am I missing something?

All I can see is ruin a vast swathe of what little land you have OR take offline a power plant and build another. Build time for a new plant 5yrs? 10yrs? vs Chernobyl and a huge area of land phucked for generations?

I don't get your moral outrage at all? Once again though, I may have missed a key point but on re-reading your post don't believe I have.

Deepskyy's picture

I think the bigger issue is the fact that we hinged our aid on them wrecking the entire plant.  That aint cool man.  The Japanese have estimates of 14k people dead, and a big shitstorm on their hands with the nuke plant and we want to make demands to be met before we aid one of our biggest allies? 

4xaddict's picture

Valid point from a moral perspective but I am not sure how many US allies believe that status comes for free. The US always wants something in return for riding in on the large white horse. War reparations, oil, onerous loans for economic development and now removing a nuclear reactor.

I now get where the original poster and yourself are coming from as a philosophical angle however many worse things have been asked of allies in the past and unfortunately the Japanese will just need to join the cue if they are looking for US sympathy.

Sad but true.

Deepskyy's picture

I keep trying to get rid of my soul so I can understand the game, but then I remember I'm just a broke recent graduate.  I don't have enough money to be soulless yet.

 

4xaddict's picture

Behind every great fortune there is a great crime. The rules were written long before we came along.

I personally do not lack empathy for the Japanese people, what has occurred there is nothing short of a tragedy.

But governments dealing with other governments never have the people's best interests at heart. US wants contracts to help rebuild the nuke plants and also wants justification for sending their voter's sons and daughters into a location that may see them living with the side effects for years to come. Japanese Gov don't want to lose face and removing the reactors would be a massive "told you so" from the US after the last mega quake only decades ago.

In an ideal world every nation would have flown or sailed teams of people in to help immediately however I'm not sure you can fault the US gov in this case for their dealings with the Japanese gov being one of the most ridiculous organizations on the planet.

Rogerwilco's picture

Unlike most countries where we have military bases, Japan actually pays the U.S. government about $5B a year to offset the costs to American taxpayers.

4xaddict's picture

That's just the insurance policy to protect them from any panda problems they may encounter.

Atomizer's picture

fuk-fuk-fuk-fukushimanotgonamakepoweranymore

Bless you Bob-san. I don't have a tissue handy, mind using a newly printed Yen?

 

max2205's picture

Denninger is THE worst market timer and a HUGE wind bag

tallen's picture

What an epic fail that was, they've announced 10 trillion to be printed, and USD/JPY has hardly moved.

[EDIT] HOLY F*** I take that back, they've turned printer up to level 2
Looks like it's time for some printer wars!!! I can almost smell the burning ink.

 

Debt to GDP: 196.40. Guess it's going over 200% now. Why bother with economics anymore, we should be taught printonomics instead.

Bernie Madoff and Ben Bernake should start a new university, I'd happily go get a pHD in Printing.

Forget using water to stop reactor melting down, just paper over it then dump some concrete on top.

traderjoe's picture

But do remember to send your $20 to the Red Cross so they can skim their admin fees, yea? /s