I am not sure but I have heard talk among some asian friends who are independant traders who say that the hours have changed on the exchange. If they are right it won't matter if their markets are closed, they can be manipulated 22hrs a day just like ours. However, probably more volatile. I know the frustration ever since quitiing my job early because I could'nt deal w training people half my age to make as much money as I do on the job, when I thought they hadn't earned it. Now being labeled a retail trader is hard because half these people are now designing programs to spot them and take them to the cleaners as they kick the major profits in the bonus pool and upstairs to the few remaining bosses.
Guess you missed the news the Island just fell apart and sunk into the Pacific. Tsubami expected in Hawaii and California. Also Oregon, Washington, And British Columbia as well as Central America, South America, Australia. Pretty much the whole world is going under really.