posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 01:22 PM
Trying to get this back to the question....it has wandered a bit...
So...even if fighting and damage is contained to Asia...the repercussions are global in nature. Many think of loss of life, but let's move beyond
Top 10 South Korea biggest companies
Top 10 Largest Japanese Companies
Most of those companies are HQ in Seoul and Tokyo (Panasonic for instance is in Osaka, not Tokyo).
Let's assume a nuke device of some sort hit near or in these cities.
So, I reckon all stock markets and many industries would go into a tailspin as the entire supply chain would be disrupted. The head would be cut off
of many major corporations. (Like a good samurai head cut!) Just as earlier economic meltdown started with Lehman Brothers / Bear Stearns, etc... this
would be many times "worse." Many tech suppliers are in those areas too. Many American jobs are provided by Japanese firms operating in the US or
elsewhere in the world. Like Toyota having auto plants in USA, etc...(Toyota isn't HQ in Tokyo though, a few hours away....but Honda is, and Nissan is
nearby in Yokohama)
Real estate and tourism would collapse, no? Many places in the world are dependent on tourism. Global fear would rise and people would stay closer to
home. Japanese are major tourists around the world. Airlines would cut routes and jobs. Lots of West Coast real estate markets are super inflated
because of tech bubble....even if XX American firm didn't lose anyone or anything directly, their supply chain would be decimated, thus they couldn't
ship their products (Like Apple relying on memory chips....)
DRAM Market share by vendor
Samsung and Hynix account for 75% or 3/4 of memory - dram as of 2016. Nevermind supporting microchips.
Japan Quake endangers chips
3 of the top 5 steel producers are South Korean or Japanese....
This is the kind of scenario planning I am thinking about....
edit on 18-4-2017 by dontneedaname because: fixed weblinks
edit on 18-4-2017 by dontneedaname because: clarification