Bitcoin's recent surge impacts crypto investors in South Africa and Japan, with prices reaching one million ZAR on VALR and 7.9 million yen on bitFlyer.

Despite the ZAR price surge, Bitcoin remains 6% below its 2021 high, highlighting economic climate influences on trading strategies.

South African investors face uncertainty amid Rand devaluation and political tensions ahead of the May 2024 election.

In Japan, a contracting economy and cautious central bank approach dampen investor confidence, despite hopes for recovery through wage negotiations.

Nonetheless, the central bank's commitment to a digital currency signals potential shifts in Japan's crypto landscape.