Japanese Customer Newsletter November 18th 2013


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Japanese Customer Newsletter November 18th 2013

  1. 1. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com Japanese Customer Newsletter, November 18th 2013. By Peter Hanami Picture: Seasonal flowers #1. Theme Parks “Tokyo Disney Resort's 30th anniversary celebrations….Each year, 27 million people flock to the site…Tokyo Disney Resort opened in 1983 as the first Disneyland outside the US….its newer DisneySea sister and Ikspiari shopping village, it now spans 200 hectares…..There are 79 attractions, scores of restaurants and three theme-inspired hotels.. It's popular - 90 per cent of customers are repeat business - and it's full“ Source: Tokyo takes the Mickey, By Daisy Dumas, July 21st 2013, THE AGE http://www.theage.com.au/travel/holiday-type/family/tokyo-takes-the-mickey- 20130718-2q5yp.html#ixzz2ZcyQB4Sd www.japanesecustomer.com
  2. 2. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #2. Economy “Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tokyo would strive to craft a credible fiscal plan by the time of the September G20 summit. Aso also said he would go ahead next April with a planned hike in sales taxes, key to stabilising Japan’s public debt which, at over 200% of GDP, is the highest in the G20.” Source: G20 puts growth before austerity, vows to tread carefully July 21st 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/g20-puts-growth-before- austerity-vows-to-tread-carefully #3 Energy “Telecom giant SoftBank said Thursday it had set up a joint venture with U.S. firm Bloom Energy to supply green energy to businesses in Japan….Bloom’s Energy Server technology would let companies “generate their own electricity onsite, reduce their carbon and water footprint, while lowering energy costs and mitigating power outage risks”” Source: SoftBank forms green energy tie-up with U.S. firm July 19th 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/technology/view/softbank-forms-green- energy-tie-up-with-u-s-firm #4. Technology “Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd….has developed a new aircraft power generator system that can cut electricity loss by 30% compared with current systems” Source: Kawasaki Heavy Aircraft Generator 30% More Efficient July 21st 2013, Nikkei.com http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/freetop.aspx www.japanesecustomer.com
  3. 3. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #5. Photo Variety at a corner store Source: JapaneseCustomer.com #6. Quote “ The flash in his eyes was neither anger nor sorrow … only a cold light, a look of loathing” p21 Ryunosuke Akutagawa Source: In a grove from Rashomon & Other Stories www.japanesecustomer.com
  4. 4. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #7. Music “Fuji Rock Festival is about the experience more than the itinerary, as it is impossible to see even most of the 226 bands playing across more than 12 stages.” Source: Fuji Rock To Offer Sonic Diversity By Liza Hearon,, July 18th 2013, Japan Real Time, WSJ http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2013/07/18/fuji-rock-to-offer-sonic-diversity/ * 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. Articles, reviews, videos, photographs and my written comments are copyright. © Peter Hanami, 2003 - 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