Brexit shockwaves hit Japan

Britain opts for Brexit as markets crash

A miniature toy model of Queen Elizabeth II and a British European Union passport on June 23, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. British voters opted to leave the EU after votes were counted in the early hours of Friday 24th, June 2016. As it became apparent that the majority of those who voted had plumped for Brexit the pound fell to levels not seen in 30 years and global financial markets were shaken. (Photo by Kenjiro Matsuo/AFLO)

World reacts as Britain chooses Brexit

A man hands out a special edition of a Japanese newspaper announcing that British voters have chosen to leave the European Union, outside Yurakucho Station on June 24, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. As news of the Brexit decision spread financial markets across the globe began to tumble. The Nikkei index in Japan fell by over 1250 points (or 7.9%), its largest one day drop since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011, and the Japanese Yen and gold strengthened as the pound saw its lowest levels since 1985 against the Dollar. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Britain opts for Brexit as markets crash

Japanese shares tumble with the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average falling on the Tokyo Stock Exchange market on Friday, June 24, 3016, after Britain has voted to leave the European Union as a neck-and-neck race turned in favor of a “leave” vote down to the wire. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)