In Japan, we often talk that each year reflects the character of the animal symbols in the Oriental zodiac. 2011 is the year of the hare in this zodiac calender.
People who were born in the Year of the Hare are said to be as gentle and good tempered as a rabbit and also they are believed to be very successful like a rabbit makes beautiful jumps.
As we see this character in persons so we do this in our economy. Every one doesn't hesitate to believe that the economy makes a big leap and our life turns to be better especially in the year of the hare. Yes, I do hope so.
And at the same time, I wish for all of you here that you will happily hop, step and jump to your New Year's resolutions and make your days fruitful !