1. Close of British flag, exchange rate between yen (Japanese currency) and pound on screen showing 136.929, falling to 136.796 at Gaitame.Com, a Tokyo currency broker trading floor
2. Broker trading floor
3. Screens with different exchange rates
4. Close of Takuya Kanda, General Manager, Research Department, Gaitame.Com Research Institute Ltd., focus on screen behind him
5. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Takuya Kanda, General Manager, Research Department, Gaitame.Com Research Institute Ltd.:
"If this is limited to being a UK issue alone, then, its impact on the world economy will not be much. But, if this leads to a weakening of the EU and Europe as a whole, then it could be a trigger to a world recession."
6. EU and British flag, screen with exchange rate behind them
The US dollar dropped against Japanese yen and temporarily broke through the 100 yen line on Friday morning in Tokyo, hitting the lowest in two years as results on Britain's vote on European Union membership give the "leave" side a small but growing lead.
The pound slumped to its lowest in more than three decades on Friday upon the early result of Britain's vote on European Union membership.
The yen is considered as a safe haven and prone to gain when markets are in turmoil.
Takuya Kanda, a currency analyst at Gaitame.Com Research Institute Ltd., fears for a world economic recession if the UK referendum result leads to a weakening of the EU economy as a whole.