Japanese Customer Newsletter, April 9th, 2013.
Picture: Glowing lanterns from a temple, Hokkaido Japan
"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
"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
"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
" 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
Photo - Unit Bathroom
"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
APR. 02, 2013