The modern day saga of the Trojan Horse continues.
as the euro debt crisis gives Japan the cover to do something
otherwise highly problematic.
Japan buying euro zone debt is a way to bolster the euro vs the yen
and thereby support Japan’s exporters.
Fujimura Says Japan May Boost Europe Bailout Bond Purchases
October 5 (Bloomberg) — Japan may increase its purchases of bonds to finance Europe’s debt crisis rescue fund, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said.
Fujimura told reporters today in Tokyo the government “would like to consider” buying more bonds from the European Financial Stability Facility to help stabilize the region. Japan bought more than 20 percent of the fund’s initial five-year, 5 billion euro ($6.6 billion) bonds in January, and purchased another 1.1 billion euros of 10-year EFSF bonds issued in June.
“Europe’s fiscal problem is also very important for Japan in terms of restoring market confidence, and the Europeans are grappling with this,” Fujimura said.