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Tips and Update on the Japan typhoon.

Link below shows you the update of the typhoon –

Japan Meteorological Agency

Telegraph – 150,000 ordered to evacuate as powerful typhoon kills one in Japan

Typhoon Tips

Being prepared for a typhoon means keeping informed on the progress and severity of the storm, and taking some common-sense precautions to minimize the problems a typhoon may cause for you.

A typhoon is a large tropical cyclone, a meteorological phenomenon also known as a hurricane. These storms, accompanied by heavy rainfall, can cover areas of up to 500 miles (800 km) in diameter and generate winds up to 180 miles (290 km) an hour. The typhoon season in Japan runs from May through October, with most activity from July to September.

Typhoons that hit Japan are often accompanied by damaging high tides. Persons living in areas close to the ocean are especially at risk. Landslides are also a serious concern during periods of heavy rain. Conditions for a landslide are particularly dangerous after rain has fallen at a rate of 20 mm or more an hour or when 100 mm of rain falls nonstop.

Weather watches (chuiho) are calls for “caution” when it has been predicted that damage may occur as a result of winds and rain brought about by bad weather. Warnings (keiho), which are much stronger than watches (chuiho), are released when forecasters predict that a storm will cause heavy widespread damage. When accompanied by an approaching typhoon, “heavy rain and flooding warnings” (oame-kozui keiho) or “heavy rain information” (oame ni kansuru joho) are also signs that dangerous weather conditions are present.

•For English-language information in many parts of the Kanto area, listen to Inter-FM at 76.1, Yokohama FM at 84.7 or the US military radio station at AM 810.

•For other areas try Fukuoka, Love FM 76.1 MHz.

•English-language radio information may not be available in other areas; check local listings.

•Television: If your TV is equipped to receive dual-language broadcasts, NHK news at 7 pm includes detailed weather information.

•Joint Typhoon Warning Center: The U.S. Navy has the Joint Typhoon Warning Center with good satellite weather maps available online.
The Japan Meteorological Agency’s English-language website provides information on typhoons and other weather-related topics.

•This site from weather.com has current online radar images of Japan and lots of information in English. The TBS website has a useful special typhoon page.

•Weather information online is also available at a number of sites, including http://www.cnn.com. Type the term “japan weather” into your favorite search engine, such as http://www.google.com.
Telephone: Recorded information is available from the US Air Force base at Yokota by dialing 0425-52-2511, listening to a brief recording, waiting for a separate dial tone and then dialing 5-4174.

•Recorded information is also available from the US Naval base at Yokosuka by dialing 0468-21-1910, and dialing extension 243-5155.

•Recorded information in Japanese is available by dialing 177. NHK news at AM 693 is another Japanese language resource.

•Secure or move inside outdoor items such as toys, grills, bicycles, furniture, plants and anything moveable on the balcony. Move potted plants and other heavy objects away from windows inside as well.

•Set your freezer to the coldest temperature setting to minimize spoilage if the power is cut off.

•Watch for leaks around windows and doors. If the wind is strong enough, water may be blown into your home even if the windows are closed. Have handy towels, rags and mops.
If the storm becomes severe, move into a hallway or area where there is the least exposure to external glass windows.

•Draw curtains across the windows to prevent against flying glass should windows crack.

•If a window breaks, place a mattress or sofa seat over the broken pane and secure it there with a heavy piece of furniture.

•A window on the side of the house away from the approaching storm should be cracked a few inches. This will compensate for the differences of indoor and outdoor air pressure.

•Remember that typhoons have “eyes”, areas in their center where the weather appears calm. If the eye passes over your area, it may appear that the storm has finished, with winds then picking up again as the remainder of the storm arrives.

•After the storm is over, check for broken glass, fallen trees and downed power lines which may present safety hazards near children’s school bus stops, outdoor trash areas, around your car, etc.

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Six stocks that are likely to benefit from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Six stocks that are likely to benefit from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo had won the bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating out Madrid and Istanbul. In the wake of this news, Japanese conglomerate Nomura Group shortlisted six stocks that were likely to benefit most from the Tokyo Olympics. Starting with:

Taisei: Ever since Japan placed its Olympic bid, there has been talk of possibly renovating or reconstructing the National Olympic Stadium. The stadium could host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as track and field events, and the long-established Taisei could stand to benefit as the original contractor.

Taiheiyo Cement: With a surge in construction and building projects comes a higher demand for cement, and Japan’s biggest cement company is poised to benefit from the increased demand that comes from infrastructural development.

East Japan Railway: The East Japan Railway is a major passenger railway company in Japan and one of the seven Japan Railways Group companies. With the advent of the Tokyo Olympics, the company will have greater scope for the redevelopment of Shinagawa rail yard.

Mitsui Fudosan: As a major real estate developer that owns many of the condominium sites in Tokyo Bayside area, the company’s share price will undoubtedly go up as demand for accommodation rises.

Xebio: Shares in the sporting goods and apparel retailer will benefit due to a spike in demand for sports gear and outfits.

Sohgo Security Services: Security services will be vital at Olympics venues as well as the athletes’ village, so the company will undoubtedly see a rise in share prices.

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Tokyo Olympics win could boost economy by $1 TRILLION

Congratulation’s to Tokyo on wining the Bid .

As I type this I am looking at the Japanese futures seeing them up over 2.6% .And the yen weakens.

The main thing this will do is to boost confidence , after 2011 earthquake & tsunami Japan needs the boost .

Also a report from Daiwa stating that the Olympics could have a $1 trillion dollar boost the economy .

Bloomberg – Tokyo Olympics Win Seen Boosting Infrastructure, Abe’s Recovery

According to Robert Feldman head of Japan economic research at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co


“Our rough view is that the impact could be at least similar to the U.K., at around 0.7-0.8 percent of GDP (JGDPAGDP) over 7 years, or about 3-4 trillion yen on a value added basis, or about 6-8 trillion yen on a gross output basis,” he wrote in a Sept. 4 report.

Looking at the situation Tokyo / Japan has it all coming up , Abenomics , Rugby World Cup , Olympics .

The only place to be is Japan it seams .

Tony Evans


Tokyo wins Olympics 2020

Congratulations to Tokyo for winning the Olympics , so 2019 Rugby World Cup & then Olympics ! It’s going to a wild one .

Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid.
The Japanese capital won a majority of second-round votes from International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul.
Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first round of voting.
The announcement was met with jubilant scenes in Japan, as Tokyo prepares to host the event for the first time since 1964.
When IOC president Jacques Rogge – who will retire after 12 years in the role on Tuesday – announced the winning city, members of the Tokyo delegation jumped to their feet in celebration waving the Japanese flag.
The decision means Tokyo will become the first Asian city to host the Games twice.

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BOJ Leaves Policy Unchanged

Bank of Japan maintained its unprecedented monetary easing. Signs of strength in the economy and price gains point to progress in its effort to end 15 years of deflation! The end is is near ? Or is it ?

The BOJ will expand the monetary base at an annual pace of 60 trillion yen ($602 billion) to 70 trillion yen, it said in a statement in Tokyo today. That’s nearly the same as the GDP of Turkey !

-Consumer prices climbed the most in five years in July

BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda indicated after last month’s policy board meeting that a delay in raising the sales tax could undermine confidence in Japan’s fiscal sustainability and lead to higher government bond yields.
The central bank committed in April to double the monetary base through purchases of government bonds and other financial assets, aiming to generate 2 percent inflation within about two years.

Now lets see if we win the Olympics .

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Oil, gold hit multi-month peak

Oil, gold hit multi-month peak.

The prices of oil and gold have been pushed to multi-month highs over concerns that the US will lead a military strike against the Syrian government.

Brent crude prices advanced 2.4% to a six-month high of $117.14 a barrel, extending Tuesday’s 3.3% surge – the biggest one-day percentage gain in nearly 10 months.

Gold climbed 0.8% to a more than three-month high after also gaining 0.8% on Tuesday.

But while the prices of oil and gold rose to their highest in several months, Asian equities fell to a seven-week low. An acute ‘risk-off’ mode also boosted the appeal of the Japanese yen, which held near a one-week high against the dollar and euro after having posted its biggest rally in more than two months.

Tokyo’s Nikkei share average sagged as much as 2.6% to a two-month low, while the yen was largely steady at 97.120 to the dollar and 129.90 to the euro after climbing more than 1% overnight.

US and European stocks were also impacted overnight, suffering their worst day since June. Investor nervousness was reflected in a nearly 12 percent jump on the CBOE volatility index, Wall Street’s so-called fear gauge, to a two-month high.

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Japan government says end of deflation near

Japan government says end of deflation near.

According to the Japanese government, the country is getting closer to the end of deflation. It offered the most confident view on prices in almost four years, on the back of a steady pick up in the economy.

The government also changed its assessment on the job market to say it is “improving,” as falls in the yen set off by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policies boosted manufacturers’ profits and sent the jobless levels down to pre-Lehman levels.

“Recent price developments indicate that deflation is ending,” the government said in a monthly economic report for August, offering a brighter view than last month when it said deflationary pressures were easing.

However, a government official who briefed journalists on the report said that it was too early to say that Japan had made a sustained exit from deflation. Doing so would require more lasting rises in consumer prices, he said.
Japanese consumer prices rose in June for the first time in more than a year, although most of the increase was due to higher electricity bills rather than stronger demand that could drive a durable recovery.

The government has described the Japanese economy as in deflation since November 2009. Removing the word “deflation” from the report, or declaring that deflation is over, would signal an important success in its battle with price declines.

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A Japanese Debt Crisis Nears

An interesting article on the state of japan and what could happen if sales tax increase

I just posted how japan debt has reached 1 quadrillion yen .
Japan’s National Debt Hits A Quadrillion Yen 1,008,600,000,000,000

A top read below .

Japanese Crisis Nears

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COSTLIEST DESTINATION FOR EXPATRIATES

LUANDA, ANGOLA, TOPS MERCER’S 2013 COST OF LIVING RANKINGS, THE COSTLIEST WORLDWIDE DESTINATION FOR EXPATRIATES
Mercer has released its annual rankings of 214 cities based on their cost of living for expatriates. Relying on surveys that compare over 200 items in each city, it is the world’s most comprehensive report of its kind. It helps multinational companies and governments set compensation for their expatriate employees.

Rankings

1 Luanda, Angola
2 Moscow, Russia
3 Tokyo, Japan
4 N’Djamena, Chad
5 Singapore, Singapore
6 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
7 Geneva, Switzerland
8 Zurich, Switzerland
9 Bern, Switzerland
9 Sydney, Australia

You Tube video on rankings

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Sony turns down Loeb offer to sell off entertainment arm

Sony turns down Loeb offer to sell off entertainment arm.

Sony turned down a proposal by one of its biggest shareholders, hedge fund Third Point, to sell off part of its entertainment division.

The founder of the fund Daniel Loeb had called for cash from the move to be used to boost Sony’s electronics arm.
However, Sony said that the company and its shareholders would benefit from “owning all, rather than a part” of the division as demand for entertainment content increased in value across different platforms.

After Loeb’s proposal was rejected, Sony’s shares fell as much as 5%.
Mr Loeb’s fund, which owns nearly 7% of Sony’s shares, said that it would continue to carry out dialogue with Sony’s management and explore further options with the company.

Earlier this month, Sony reported a jump in earnings for the April-to-June quarter. It made a net profit of 3.5bn yen ($35m; £23m) in the quarter, reversing a loss of 24.6bn yen last year. Its Pictures division made a profit of 3.7bn yen during the period, reversing a loss of 4.9bn yen last year, while its music unit saw its operating profit rise to 10.8bn yen, from 7.3bn yen a year earlier.

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