DEAR MY G-LOVERS
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The Osaka performances
are finally starting in the Shin Kabuki-za
Before the shows in Osaka,
the circumstances of the world changed a lot.
The Nikkei average
rallied all the way to 16,321.91.
It’s been roughly 8 and a half months, since January 8th
the last time it recovered to a closing price above the 16,000 level.
A few days ago,
there was a rally in US stock prices and a transition to a lower yen of about 1 USD to 108yen,
and there were more buyers than sellers from morning on.
A lower yen developed,
and there were large gains in the evening trading session.
The trading value of the Tokyo Stock Exchange was 2 trillion, 382 billion, 2 million yen.
The trading value reached it’s highest level in 3 months since June 20th over the weekend.
There was a statement from the FOMC that they will continue periodic easing,
and there were positive feelings from the high dollar and the low yen on the exchange markets.
That was the psychological tipping point for recovering to 16,000 for the first time in 8 months.
It feels like the Japanese economy, which has been asleep for the last few months, has finally woken up.
is there anyone in Japan where this is happening
that thinks it has nothing to do with them?
It’s going to have a lot to do with you.
That’s whether you want it to or not.
We’re now in a state of inflation.
The gap between those who are holding shares and foreign currency
and those who are not is going to widen day by day.
This inflation is not a temporary measure.
The government’s debt exceeds 1000 trillion yen,
so you can easily imagine that they are beginning to frantically print banknotes
and disperse them, can’t you?
If you look back at history,
when this happens to a country,
they are sure to employ inflationary strategies.
And then there is the unprecedented aging society that will soon arrive.
Currently, one in every four people is a senior citizen over 65.
In 40 years, it will be one in two.
Who is going to take care of them?
Taxes will increase.
Consumption tax, all of it.
Elderly people do not consume many things and services.
the economy will slow down even more,
and incomes will decrease even further.
When the demand from the 2020 Olympics ceases,
what will happen?
I won’t say it’s bad to keep the lifestyle you currently have.
But it’s clear to be seen that things are going to continue getting worse if we keep on this way.
You have to study investment
and get something to improve your lifestyle.
This isn’t a difficult thing.
If you’re thinking as I’m saying this,
"Who is a musician to talk about this…"
go do it immediately.
Even a musician feels it is obvious.
Look seriously at Japan 5 to 10 years from now.
That future is sure to come to both you and I.
And don’t just look at the future,
take some kind of action right now.
My name is GACKT
My motto is “Mr. PROPHET”
Well then, the Osaka performances are beginning…