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Coronavirus has now spread to dozens of countries around the world. Italy has had over 600 deaths per day from it, and Iran is another epicenter. Cases in the US are surging, especially in Louisiana. Japan was one of the first countries to get coronavirus, but has managed to keep the number of cases relatively low (a little bit over 1,000 on Japanese soil, and about 400 or so more on the Diamond Princess cruise...

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COVID-19 has wrought havoc on stock markets worldwide, having resulted in a drop of over 29% in the S&P 500 in less than a month (meanwhile, real estate investors are sitting pretty; the values of their investment property and the rents they receive have been largely unchanged). It’s getting to the point in which central banks around the world are trying to bail out the economic victims of COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”). Some...

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Could this be a good time to buy Japanese investments such as Japanese real estate? With a weak yen, your US dollars, Euros (€), etc. will now buy several percent more here than they did just a month or so ago. The yen is considered a “safe haven” currency. How long will this period of cheap yen last? The dollar/yen exchange rate was even weaker on Thursday, the 20th. It rose to 112.23 yen to...