I know this is an old post but I want to reply anyway. Japan’s economy isn’t great but it is still easier to make money than in the U.S. The unemployment rate in Japan is only half of the rate of the U.S. I think the U.S. will go down before Japan. The states are beyond repair now. I used to want to move back but I don’t care anymore. Maybe things will get better but I doubt it based on the huge number of stupid people there. I hope I am wrong.