JAPANESE INVESTORS ARE PREPARING FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD. WE CAN LEARN THIS
In an April survey, 63% of Japanese companies estimated that they would be negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The economic shock caused by pandemic has hit the world. However, East Asia is a special sample and we should take an example from it for two reasons. The first is that this is where the first outbreaks originated, so that these countries can serve as a template for the development of the situation in other parts of the world. The second reason is the massive technological progress that East Asia is proud of and that is driving the economy there.
The way in which Japan’s economy could have been strengthened this year has been the Summer Olympics. However, they were postponed to 2021. Nevertheless, they will be called the 2020 Olympic Games, mainly for marketing reasons.
A SITUATION THAT NO ONE EXPECTED
However, instead of making money on tourism, Japan (along with the rest of the world) is facing challenges we never dreamed of a few months ago.
We have to keep our chins up! It is important to realize that no crisis lasts forever and always goes away. It was during the greatest crises that the most revolutionary ideas emerged. This applies, for example, to the creation of General Motors (Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet) or Walt Disney Studios.
CRADLE OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Every good investor knows that in times of crisis, there is no need to panic, but to find a way to turn it in their favor. “If we talk about the infection itself, it looks like the worst is over,” said Japan’s chief economist Izumi Devalia at a webinar called “new normal.” “However, the two-month restrictions on movement and the mass closure have caused enormous damage.”
It will be a long way for Europe, the United States and Japan to return to the state they were in before the pandemic. This process can take two years or so. The devalier also takes into account the Chinese economy, where production has resumed, but restaurants there are experiencing a 60% decline, while hotels are barely 30% of what used to be common practice.
A similar situation is taking place in Japan, where the present is similar to the period in 2011, when a strong earthquake hit the country.
Tourism and trade are lagging behind the world, but in recent months, technology has become more important to us than ever before.
Companies currently have no choice but to invest more money in their IT structure and digital channels.
National anxiety is also growing in the United States, which is dependent on products made and imported from China.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS?
If you are interested in investing in stocks, then technology giants and pharmaceutical companies in the private sector are a clear choice for you. Huge money is currently flowing into this industry, mainly to try to come up with a working vaccine as soon as possible.
If you are more sympathetic to investing in start-ups, then history is clear. From the financial crises, companies like Airbnb or Uber were born, which currently rule tourism. The current situation gives investors opportunities, especially in the field of gaming, e-commerce, digital education and medical technologies.
However, if you do not want to throw yourself into new hot opportunities and you prefer to bet on a proven card, then there is still a real estate market that is not going anywhere.
Bratislava rental prices for housing have fallen slightly in recent months. At the same time, the market has expanded with stylish apartments, which have so far been available to tourists on the Airbnb and Booking portals.
However, commercial real estate still holds its position and is a perfect opportunity for all types of investors. See the offer of our office spaces, which you can buy and after that rent.