Im just getting started in the forex world and stumbled across this site (from a google search i think). I've been demo trading for a month now, and would like to 'go live' in the next few months. Im an Australian living in Japan, and have only been concentrating on the AUD/JPY pair while I get started since I'm most familiar with it already and it's easier to keep up to date with the news from both countries.
I have a question though about brokers. I have been using oanda which I believe is US based (?). Being based in Japan, where should my broker be based? Japan, US, Australia, other offshore country? I like the idea of having a broker based here in Japan, it would simplify transactions to and from my forex account.
Does anyone know of any reputable Japanese based brokers? I've tried using a search engine but I always seem to find brokers with bad reputations or worse, no reputations!
Any help/advice greatly appreciated.