Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mr. Yen!

This is the main building of BOJ, Bank of Japan, the central bank of Japan, taken from the office where I work at. When I took this, it was about to rain, but now the Japanese economy is on the verge of coming down heavily.

Today the president of BOJ, Mr.Fukui, has retired due to the expiration of his term, but his post is not replaced by anybody!! This is first time ever since World War II.

It is the Diet that designate who should sit on the chair of BOJ's president, but it cannot because the ruling party, LDP, and leading opposition party, the Democrats, don't agree about it at all and never give an inch each other. The vacant chair, unfortunately, will have an effect on the go-down of Japanese economy, in some degree.

Oops, it starts to rain and I don't know when it stops raining and the sun rises again....

PS. By the way, when you see the building from above, you might notice that the ridge line of the roof read the Japanese letter of Yen(円), the Japanese currency.


At 5:10 AM, Blogger Lezard said...

Nice building. When was it built? Is it a replica of a famous building? Nice detail, the Yen sign on the roof!

At 11:53 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thanks for the comment, lezard!

This building was made more than 100 years ago and designed by Japanese architect but referred to National Bank of Belgium

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information about the BOJ and the current politics behind it. Also, thanks for pointing out the architectural detail of the Kanji for Yen.


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