Recently some of my friends were telling me how things had changed over the past couple of months, life for them has gotten harder and tighter. All thanks to the recession that recently hit Japan... Working hours for some of my friends shrunk, so did there salary... For me, I haven't really noticed it. Because I'm working freelance, my income is fairly stable. If anything it's been a good time for me, cause my investment grew and I managed to make a small profit without any lose. Most probably because I don't trade in stock. But how is it affecting you?