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  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM Japanese Customer Newsletter, January 11th, 2013. By Peter Hanami Picture: Mail delivery in Japan #1. Economy Value &Volume of Asia-pacific M& A activity by geographic region 2012 Value China 29.2% Japan 16.6% Australia 10.6% Volume China 25.7% Japan 14.9% Australia 15.9% Source: Aussie M& A's follow global lead lower The Australian Newspaper Friday, January 4th, 2012, p17 www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM # 2. Economy " In Japan, debt issuance and M & A work pushed up investment banking fees by 10 per cent to $US2.6billion." Source: Debt set to deliver for Asian banking By Prudence Ho The Wall Street Journal The Australian Newspaper, Friday January 4th, 2013, p18 # 3. Food "The Japanese are used to, and even pride themselves on spending a little extra time and money for better quality food (yes, even fast food). Most people don’t mind waiting an extra 20-30 seconds if it means a more appetizing meal. Likewise — and this is what people are clamoring for McDonald’s to realize — Japanese consumers will not tolerate shoddy service just for the promise of free food." Source: McDonald’s 60 Second Campaign Teaches Japanese Customers the Cost of Free Food Jan 6, 2013 by Steven Rocket News 24 http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/01/06/mcdonalds-60-second-campaignteaches-japanese-customers-the-cost-of-free-food/ www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #4. Food "Japanese eat more fish per capita than any other developed country, consuming about 56.7 kilograms (128 pounds) annually, compared with a global average of 17.1 kilograms, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization." Source: Japanese Buys $1.76 Million Tuna to Beat Hong Kong Rival Again By Anna Mukai & Yuki Yamaguchi Jan 6, 2013 Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-05/sushi-chain-says-1-76-milliontuna-buy-may-aid-japan-china-ties.html #5. Travel "The number of visitors to Tokyo Skytree and the adjacent Tokyo Solamachi commercial complex totaled 910,000 from New Year's Eve through the first three days of the year, its operator said" Source: Skytree visited by 910,000 over four-day period Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130106a9.html www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #6. Technology "Japan is primarily associated with excellent craftsmanship and animated films throughout Asia, but across the region the Japanese people are also known to struggle to communicate effectively in languages other than their own, according to the results of a recent online survey by The Nikkei." Source: Japan Tech, Not Money Most Valued Across Asia Nikkei, Jan 7th, 2013 http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/asiabeat.aspx?p=4 #7. Business "Kirin Holdings and its main subsidiary Kirin Brewery Company will sell their headquarters buildings in Tokyo to raise an estimated 15 billion to 30 billion yen, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said….The company will use the money to reduce debts accumulated after a series of major overseas acquisitions, according to the report." Source: Kirin to sell its Tokyo HQs to reduce debts JAN. 06, 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/kirin-to-sell-its-tokyo-hqsto-reduce-debts www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #8. New Products "People who don't want to disturb sleeping family members could use a new product from Panasonic that doesn't need speakers or even your own ears: wireless bone-conduction headphones.The headphones connect to a TV via Bluetooth and attach to your head like a normal set of headphones.But instead of using your ears, the headphones work like hearing aids by transmitting sound waves through your skull." Source: Panasonic unveils bone-conduction headphones January 8, 2013 The Age Newspaper http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/hometech/panasonic-unveilsboneconduction-headphones-20130108-2cdfy.html#ixzz2HLyUSS2D #9. Nature Video: Giant squid caught on camera Source: YouTube Channel: DNewsChannel "A Japanese film crew captures video and photographs of a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time." Source: Video: Giant squid caught on camera 08/01/13, The Age Newspaper http://media.theage.com.au/news/environment-news/giant-squid-caught-oncamera-3936905.html www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #10. Outlook. "Japan is stumbling into it’s fifth recession in two decades, a period that has been marked by stagnation and debilitating deflation" Source: Big business lobbies back Abe JAN. 08, 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/business-lobbies-back-abe #11. Performance "In Japan, it’s said that 20% of a company’s employees are high performers, 60% are average, and 20% are near worthless. This 2-6-2 paradigm is a force of nature; it doesn’t matter if we are talking about the most elite company in Japan or the most insignificant one." Source: Business law of nature: 20% of employees sink, 20% swim, 60% just float along By Karen Masuda, JAN. 08, 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/business-law-of-nature-20of-employees-sink-20-swim-60-just-float-along www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #12. Places One of the worlds best ten stopovers "Narita International, Tokyo, Japan (NRT) No fuss, no stress, efficient and clean. One of Narita’s best features is the dayrooms, which have showers and beds, a great resource for resting during long connections. There is free internet throughout the terminal and terrific shopping, particularly for electronics and cosmetics." Source: Pulling out all stops January 7, 201, The Age Newspaper http://www.theage.com.au/travel/pulling-out-all-stops-201212292c05l.html#ixzz2HMremQVf #13. Security "analysts said Japan last year had the world's sixth largest military budget. Japan has one of the largest and most advanced militaries in Asia" Source: Japan may lift military spending By Martin Fackler The Age Newspaper Wednesday January 9th, 2013, page 7 www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM #14. Population "According to a government estimate, the number of people aged 65 or older in Japan was up by 1.02 million from a year earlier as of Sept. 15, reaching 30.74 million and passing the 30 million threshold for the first time. The number accounts for a record 24.1 percent of the population, up 0.8 percentage point, it shows." Source: Elderly providing business opportunities in unexpected fields By MIE SAKAMOTO, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130109f3.html #15. New "Domino’s Pizza (Japan), one of the world’s most well-known home delivery pizza services, has recently released a new luxury pizza in Japan - an exclusive to the pizza fast food market. Priced at 5,800 yen…officially known as the “Kobe Beef Steak Pizza” on its menus." Source: The king of pizzas? We sample Domino’s pricey new luxury pizza By Andrew Miller, JAN. 10, 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/food/view/the-king-of-pizzas-we-sampledominos-pricey-new-luxury-pizza www.japanesecustomer.com www.japanesecustomer.com
  • JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com * 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