Unlike Japan, Hong Kong and China is still booming beyond belief. The city is bustling with shoppers and high rollers. Every day is a party here. I wish Japan’s economy recovers soon, but being ranked in top 5 of nation with deficit, I see no sudden change in the current situation.
On my way here, Nikkei reported an iSupply article that only 5% of the iPad components are Japanese. iPhone had close to 50%. The strong yen only makes things worse. Yes Japan is number 2 in the world according to CIA. Not good at all.
Good news, my F430 Challenge parts got shipped to Japan, back to racing again I hope, bought a new MacBook Pro core i7, got a lot of iPad cases done and shipping, still enjoying Hong Kong and China, shopping a bit, made 30 shirts to remake me from the black cheap UNIQLO shirts I only wore, got some pants and shoes (I never shopped for cloth in HK for a long time), getting more meetings done that I planned for, eating less so loosing weight, unloaded things I cannot be responsible to other companies, met loads of friends, moving our office to Tokyo Midtown in June with excellent view of the park there from our windows, seeing killer products from us on iPhone soon, met with Ron so we can finally get to work on the US market with Tunewear, Tunewear is everywhere in HK and China now thanks to Steven and Co., more new things to sell from NAB by Chris, and am generally happy, except for the Japanese economy which worries the shxt out of me.