Japanese Customer Newsletter April 9th 2013


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Japanese Customer Newsletter April 9th 2013

  1. 1. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM Japanese Customer Newsletter, April 9th, 2013. By Peter Hanami Picture: Glowing lanterns from a temple, Hokkaido Japan #1. Employment "those who bore the brunt of restructuring were Japan's youth, who were simply not hired by big companies but shunted into casual work. As a result, about 35 per cent of workers are now casual or part time" Source: Japan's dastardly plan taking from the old and giving to the young By David Pilling Friday 22nd March, 2013, page 22 Financial Times - reprinted in The Australian Financial Review www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  2. 2. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #2. Online Shopping "Overall, Japanese shoppers were most likely to value on-site rewards with over a quarter (29 per cent) requesting this feature, however, globally, rewards on site accounted for just 11 per cent." Source: Why we shop online March 27, 2013 Inside Retail Asia http://www.insideretail.asia/InsideRetailAsia/IRNews/Why-we-shop-online7904.aspx #3 Trade "In recent years, Vietnam’s garment and textile exports to Japan have grown by 12 percent on average to become the third largest supplier to Japan, just after the US and the EU." Source: Japanese consumers keen on Vietnamese goods March 24, 2013 Hanoi Times http://vietnambreakingnews.com/2013/03/japanese-consumers-keen-onvietnamese-goods/#.UVJ0oqJnqVE #4. Health " Very significantly, a trend for increased prevalence of both MS and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been observed in Japan compared with other developed countries in recent years. It has been hypothesised that westernisation of the Japanese lifestyle, and in particular of the diet – with more fatty foods and sugar intake – could be driving this phenomenon," . Source: The war inside, April 2, 2013 Living with inflammatory disease, The Age Newspaper http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/voice/the-war-inside-201304022h47u.html www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  3. 3. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #5. Photo - Unit Bathroom Source: JapaneseCustomer.com #6. Employment "More than 840,000 new graduates started work across Japan on Monday, the first day of the new fiscal year. ." Source: More than 840,000 new graduates start work BUSINESS APR. 02, 2013 Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/more-than-840000-newgraduates-start-work www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  4. 4. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #7. Travel "The Hokkaido Expressway Pass is a special product to drivers using a rental car with ETC that allows unlimited use of highways within Hokkaido at one flat rate." Source: Hokkaido Expressway Pass now on sale APR. 02, 2013 Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/hokkaido-expresswaypass-now-on-sale * We and our content providers have tried to make the information on this website as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. You should verify critical information. My Articles, my reviews, my videos, my photographs and my written comments are copyright © Peter Hanami, 2005 - 2013. All rights reserved. Quotes belong to respective owners. Note links to many Japanese websites expire. * Don't forget to keep up to date with the latest news! Subscribe to our: * Videos * Newsletter * News Feed * Book Reviews Visit our store for all your Japan related products including books, food and gadgets! www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com