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Submitted by christicehurst 1236d ago | news

Wii U and other Hardware could be delayed after Anti Japanese Protests

Nintendo's major supplier Mitsumi Electric has shut down due to a uprising of anti Japanese protests. The dispute between China and Japan has been about the control of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. China and Taiwan has claim ownership of these islands however Japan had brought three of these islands from a private Japanese owner. (3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

JBSleek  +   1236d ago
Don't say crap like that (Pardon me but that really upsets me)
Ashunderfire86  +   1236d ago
The War of Asians!!!! Hope not though. Man if America gets involve you know its gonna be World war 3. A candidate like Mitt Romney will throw us in the war, if America goes brain dead and pick him for president. Heck what if Obama flip flap and send us to war? Oh the horror!!! Shoot I would be a draft dodger like President Clinton for crying out loud!!!
WiiUalpha  +   1236d ago
Yeah I am sure the Obama way of throwing them money when they attack us will surely keep them away.... Really dumb comment..

N4G is about gaming news not political news. Also whatever site you are going to for political news has some really stupid views.

Pretty sure you'd have to be brain dead at this point to even consider backing the guy who took us from $1.75 a gallon gas to over $3.50. The guy who double the national dept and raked up more dept than all presidents before him combined. The guy who apologized to Egypt over them attacking us and gave them 1.5 billion in funding.
richierich  +   1236d ago
Isnt Mitt Romney already a very rich man Im sure $3.50 a gallon for gas means nothing to him from his perspective.
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WiiUalpha  +   1236d ago
They all are rich dude. Not a single US president has been poor in the last 100 years or so.

If that is all you can come up with I feel sorry for you.

Also, he actually wants to cut gas prices. I dont agree with how but at least he wants to do something unlike Obama who isnt doing anything atm.

Skip over the national dept getting doubled and the 1.5billion to egypt. Focus on something meaningless.
Qrphe  +   1236d ago
>"N4G is about gaming new not political news"
>proceeds to spew out political propaganda

Way to set an example man
rainslacker  +   1236d ago
Wii...your comments about what the president has done are misguided at best.

The president has no control over gas prices, these are set by the oil companies. They're high right now because it's an election year, and people like you blame the president for the gas prices and it makes him look bad, in the meantime oil companies are raking in record profits. 1.75 4 years ago? I don't think so. Gas prices were around 2.15 during the 2008 election, not 4 months before they were around $3 a gallon.

The national debt and racking up more debt is a huge economics issue and to pin it all on him is ludicrous since it's something that's been 20 years in the making.

The apology you speak of came from a the US embassy in Cairo, through a tweet, and didn't represent the White Houses opinion on the matter. Do some research before you retread Romney's condemnation of it.

The aid you speak of given to egypt was between 1.8 and 2.1 billion a year between 2001-2008. Seems to me the president cut back on aid. The 1.5 you speak of was to help them in their democratic reform. America has always taken a stance of pro-democracy, and giving aid to countries that want to become democratic.

As to you personally, if you don't know what's going on and don't care to research your facts then go to Yahoo news comments section where you will find a warm welcome among other ignorant people.
Ashunderfire86  +   1236d ago
Mitt Romney is no different either!!!! He has the potential to get us in another unnecessary war like Bush did back in 03, which could cost us billions of dollars. He even want to spend big on rebuilding the Navy(spending too much money). Mitt Romney is a greedy candidate that brags about buying a half a million dollar horse, brags about how he bought 5 Cadillacs for his wife, and he never want to show his tax records in public!!! This man could be the richest president since George Washington if elected, but he is for the Rich, and that means tax cuts for those greedy bastards!!!! This man Mitt Romney has no experience in office, so what makes him any better? Obama has Republicans in the house that won't even back him up!!! That's why it is also important to vote for the midterm elections to elect the right people to back Obama up, and then we can make a change. Many people don't understand that, so they don't know much about politics. You sir need to dig yourself a hole big enough to put your face in it.
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herbs  +   1236d ago
Wow people like you are so fucking stupid. Yah the economy is all Obamas fault he did it lets point fingers at him. Do some research, it is so brutally obvious that the 8 years under Bush/Cheney completely fucked America. If you don't think so your fucking retarded it's that simple. The Repiblican party is not the grand old party they once were all they want is for the people with all the money and power to have even more money and power that's it. I'm from Canada and I probably have a deeper understanding of American politics than 3/4 of the people from there, it's really terrible and sad :(
SilentNegotiator  +   1236d ago
"Man if America gets involve you know its gonna be World war 3. A candidate like Mitt Romney will throw us in the war"

I'm pretty sure Obama would honor our alliance with Japan, and if he didn't would suffer incredible international backlash. If Japan and China went to war, the US would be involved.
shackdaddy  +   1236d ago
Both Romney and Obama suck pretty equally in their own ways.

Also, the fact you say you'd dodge the draft speaks miles about your character. The last thing I would want to do in my life is fight in a war (I feel bad for even killing bugs!), but I would go if I needed to just like my dad, uncles, grandfathers, and my great grandfather did.

That's never gonna happen though. The last thing China wants to do is go to war with us.

Just my opinion anyway. This is gaming news though so all this stuff is really out of place...
DwightOwen  +   1236d ago
We don't have a draft anymore. All branches of the U.S. military are voluntary enlistment.
shackdaddy  +   1236d ago
Well, I was just replying to that comment...

But we still do have a draft just fyi. People are required by law to register for it when they turn 18. It's just not active and probably never will become active since we already have plenty of enlisted men and women in the military.
WiiUalpha  +   1236d ago
Men are required to register not women. Unless that has changed in the last 20 years only men sig up for selective service.

@Rainslacker, Anyone the whitehouse chooses to represent them speaks for them. Might want to educate yourself on that as well...

People have their opinions but the fact is that the White House can have an impact on gas prices. Which is why Romney wants to allow more drilling to lower prices. Another thing you guys are clueless on.

@Herbs, you seem to be the stupid one here. Obama increased federal aid(Food Stamps) not bush. Our AAA credit rating went down to -AA under Obama, not Bush. Our unemployment skyrocket under Obama not Bush.

Both candidates suck but its a choice between the lesser of two evils. I'd rather have a candidate who wants to fix the problems not run and hide and tihnk throwing money at them will make them go away.
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taquito  +   1236d ago
mitt romney wears magic underwear!

nuff said,

i dont like obama mama either, but freaking A

magic undies, lol, eventually everything in the movie idocracy will come true!
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PopRocks359  +   1236d ago
Romney's recent blunders in terms of flip-flopping and social issues doesn't help. Not to mention he clearly doesn't have the vote for gay rights advocates.
SilentNegotiator  +   1236d ago
"he clearly doesn't have the vote for gay rights advocates"

Not that Obama deserves it much more. Obama said he supports gay marriage but made it clear he won't do anything about it (federally). I think he supports getting campaign contributions and votes from homosexuals, not letting gays marry. He certainly had no trouble putting the first part of the quote on his contribution site.
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PopRocks359  +   1236d ago

Yeah well at least Obama will entertain the idea. I reckon gay citizens will take indifference over opposition.

Besides, he made it clear during his first presidential campaign that it wasn't his decision to make so much as it was the states'. The issue was not as large at the time as it is now either.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1236d ago
No, he ran saying he was "against" gay marriage, because polls were slightly against gay marriage then and are slightly for now.

The gay community should have plucked him out a long time ago. Heck, all democrats should have plucked him out a long time ago, his views aren't really classic democrat, Mr. Dreams of His Father.
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PopRocks359  +   1236d ago
That's completely incorrect. I followed his campaign trail since before the primary. He never said that. He said he believed in civil unions but that he felt states should choose whether or not it should be legal.
DivineAssault  +   1236d ago
damn lol.. What timing! & if it effects the production of US supply, wii u will be scarce during the holidays.. Well i hope u all were some of the 1st to pre order or u might have to wait on a backlist until more get produced n shipped..
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1236d ago
I bubbled you up just for being on topic.

I'm definitely getting my preorder on to make sure I get one of the first batches.
boybato  +   1236d ago
gee.. war is in the horizon and all you guys worry about is wiiu production shortages?

p.s. pls. pm me if any outlets in your area still accepts pre orders.
Yangus  +   1236d ago
WW3 coming soon...sad,but 90%.
FinalomegaS  +   1236d ago
maybe just have production in US/CAN/MEX... problem solved.
tiffac008  +   1236d ago
This is nothing new, China has been bullying every Asian country in the South China Sea because they claim the entire area is their property because its named after their country.

The Philippines, Taipei, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia are just a few Asian countries who are being bullied by China thanks to its growing economic market.
rainslacker  +   1236d ago
Perhaps this is a good example of why you shouldn't outsource your jobs to other countries, especially with so much turmoil in the world.

It will all kind of depend on the outcome though, and this is much bigger than gaming though and effects a lot of companies, many of which likely have other manufacturing plants in other places.
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christicehurst  +   1236d ago
I would think there are backup factories elsewhere for these companies but of course it's hard to tell how much production work is done for them.
neogeo  +   1236d ago
I'm going to put my pre ordered WiiU on ebay for $999999999
with free shipping:)
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rainslacker  +   1236d ago
With free your so cheap.:D
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1236d ago
That better come with Nintendo Land or I ain't buying.
neogeo  +   1235d ago
Sure you get Nintendo Land but no main controller and no box and no hook up wires and It has some dings and scratched from when I knocked it off the coffee table drunk.
Hicken  +   1236d ago
Love how American politics always seeps its way into anything.

This sucks on many levels. I doubt it'll come into all-out war. China, in particular, stands to lose too much from something like this, as the economic ramifications will be especially hard on them.

Yes, the US will step in to aid Japan if they are attacked. Legally, Japan themselves can't attack as they don't technically have an "army," but a "self defense force." I can't see us sitting idly by if China makes a move, but I can definitely see us catching hell for it whether we do or don't take action.

With this threat looming- and let's face it, this has been years in the making already- I'd hope that Nintendo has a backup plan for local production. This may raise the price of the system somewhat, but they can still probably sell it at profit, and not have to worry about a shortage.

Here's hoping for a peaceful resolution.

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