Japan is the 4th largest economy behind the EU, US, and China. Part of Japans labour force comes from South Asian provinces. After the tsunami though, many of these migrant workers are being laid off in large quantities. Japan also affects the United State due to the fact that they hold the largest portion of US treasury bills of any country. Japan is also advanced in technical fields. Japan is home to companies like Nokia, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, and Seiko. Their economy is in a recession after apparently recovering from the previous world economic downturn only to be crushed by a national disaster. With so many advanced fields of business, and a large customer base in the United States, it is no strech of the imagination to assume that Japan’s economy will return to full force.