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Japan's Recession - Why We Benefit
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27 / F / Pico Rivera, CA
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Posted 11/20/14
Yeah.. thats not gonna happen sweetie

Someone in here mentioned things like marketing budget. In order to sell more here, they have to make more commercials that are super expensive. They would lose money honestly because many americans aren't into anime. Cheaper merchandise is the last thing to be happy about with a country/planet going deeper into the economic shitter.
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23 / M / Los Angeles, Cali...
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14

Sogno- wrote:



let's all take pleasure in another's pain shall we


im with you on that...

sure it is all lighthearted fun....but...

the country's economic problems are a little more important than anime, manga, and video games......i'm just saying

edit:rephrased first line :p
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Posted 11/20/14
From a selfish perspective, it's great for me as I buy a lot of artwork on Yahoo Japan. Not only is the exchange rate great, but with people possibly losing their jobs, that means a higher artwork turnover and less competition to get it.

I still feel bad, though, for the Japanese.
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25 / M / Under your skin.
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Posted 11/20/14
I refuse to consider it a good thing that any country is in recession.
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31 / M / Atlanta, GA
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Posted 11/20/14
I guess that explains why my monthly orders have been converting to less and less US dollars recently, although if this has been a gradual thing I don't see why only recent orders have been this way.

I'm struggling to see the positives in a recession though, and though I only buy assorted anime merch that I could honestly live without, I would hope they return to better times. Maybe I'll see it in markups on merch, or a hike in (already high!) shipping costs. But that's the cost of international business I suppose.
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Posted 11/20/14
Yay, people are starving to death so I can get cheaper cartoons and comics.
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32 / M / Scotland
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Posted 11/20/14
Here's one way we can benefit anyway-



These are good times to be a bear on this particular forex pair.
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