The Japanese Emperor Akihito 81 years-old released his “New Year Thoughts”, which reflect his concerns about the current situation and the rising tension with the cycle of war.
“I think it is most important for us to take this opportunity to study and learn from the history of this war, starting with the Manchurian Incident of 1931, as we consider the future direction of our country.”
“This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, which cost many people their lives. Those who died on the battlefields, those who died in the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, those who died in the air raids on Tokyo and other cities — so many people lost their lives in this war.”
Indeed, 2017 is coming up as a major target in so many markets. We have warned that we did not see a major rally even in gold until 2017. This will be 72 years from the end of World War II. A perfect storm period for many aspects.