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The five things you MUST see in Tokyo

The five things you MUST see in Tokyo.

Yen drops to 3 ½ year low against the euro

Yen drops to 3 ½ year low against the euro.

The yen reached the weakest level in almost four years against the euro, sliding against all 16 of its major peers as the Federal Reserve unexpectedly retained its bond-buying monetary policy.

Japan’s currency slid against all 16 of its major peers after a central-bank policy maker said pressure may mount to expand stimulus. The dollar fluttered against the euro after falling to a seven-month low as Fed policy makers maintained monthly bond purchases at $85 billion. Malaysia’s ringgit surged the most since 1998 and India’s rupee advanced. The pound weakened after an unexpected fall in UK retail sales.

The yen dropped 1.6% to 134.56 per euro in late afternoon trading in New York, after touching the weakest since November 12, 2009. The Japanese currency slid 1.5% to 99.45 per dollar after appreciating to 97.76 yesterday, the strongest level since August 29. The US currency slipped 0.1% to $1.3530 per euro after reaching $1.3569, the weakest since February 7.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of shares advanced 1.7%, while the Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.6%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.2%.

In the carry trade, investors borrow in low-interest-rate currencies to buy higher-yielding assets. Japan’s benchmark rate is virtually zero.
The Malaysian ringgit climbed 2.4% to 3.1565 per dollar after gaining 2.8%, the biggest intraday advance since September 1998. India’s rupee surged 2.5% to 61.7750 versus the US currency.


Tokyo man in line for new apple 10 days before launch !

Tokyo Man Already In Line For New Apple iPhone 5S

Apple’s sleek new iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S won’t be available for purchase until September 20th, but one man isn’t taking any chances. He’s already standing in line to purchase the new 5S, a full ten days before it’s for sale.

As Kotaku reports, a Tokyo man has staked out a spot in front of Tokyo’s Apple store in order to be first in line when the phones are released to the public. Kotaku translated the tweets of Twitter user @Xxxprius who tweeted, “I went ahead and got the first place in line.”

The determined consumer is camped out in Tokyo’s swanky Ginza shopping district with all the trappings of a purchase-driven sit-in including folding chair and table, umbrella, cooler and an iPad and iPhone to live tweet the experience. While he may have some creature comforts with him, he knows the remaining nine days may be difficult. “I’m lined up at the Ginza Apple Store where the new iPhone 5S launches in ten days,” @Xxxprius said in one tweet, according to Kotaku. “This might be tough.”

Those consumers who would like to purchase either the 5C or 5S, but are unwilling to camp out for the privilege, can preorder the new iPhone 5C beginning Sept. 13th; the iPhone 5S will be available in store (as will the 5C) and for order on Sept. 20.

Queues for the new iPhone 5S and 5C have started in the UK, with the first diehard Apple fans spotted outside the company’s flagship London store on Regent Street.

The iPhone 5C can currently be pre-ordered from Apple’s own website, but the 5S won’t be released until 20 September, two days after Apple launched the IOS 7, the latest update of the company’s mobile operating system.
One American fan began queuing outside the Apple store in New York on September 6, four days before the new phones had even been unveiled.

In Japan, one particular businessman has been queueing since September 12, telling reporters that he had used his annual leave to get the first handset in the country, and that he was using social media to connect with his fans.

Although these extra-early birds might seem like victims of consumer hysteria, many of them have their hearts in the right place. Last year, before the launch of the iPhone 5, the first two fans outside London’s Regent Street Apple store used the media attention they received to raise awareness for a thrift shop that gave all its proceeds to charity.

Apple fans in London start queuing for the iPhone 5S and 5C three days ahead of launch


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 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 Type the term “japan weather” into your favorite search engine, such as
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.


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.


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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