Japanese Customer Newsletter November 4th 2013


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Japanese Customer Newsletter November 4th 2013

  1. 1. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com Japanese Customer Newsletter, November 4th 2013. By Peter Hanami Picture: Energy drinks at a station kiosk #1. Assets Under Management “Growth in Assets 2012 2011 2011-12 $US trillion $US trillion Growth % USA 28.3 25.8 10 Japan 4.8 4.5 6 “ Source: Boston Consulting Group Source: Nations nest egg expanding quickly by Andrew Main, The Australia, Friday July 19th 2013, page 23 www.japanesecustomer.com
  2. 2. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #2. Fuel Efficiency “Honda Motor….the hybrid version of the upcoming redesigned Fit compact was rated at 36.4 kilometers a liter, or about 85.6 miles a gallon, based on testing protocols by Japan’s transport ministry.” Source: New Honda Hybrid Bests Toyota in Fuel Economy, By Yoshio Takahashi, July 19th 2013, Japan Real Time WSJ http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2013/07/19/new-honda-hybrid-bests-toyota- in-fuel-economy/ #3 Mail “Japan has grabbed another ….world record: largest mailbox.The ….mailbox stands in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture…The record is listed by capacity, and this mailbox can hold a whopping 68.484 cubic meters of letters, postcards and idol fan mail. It’s about 12 times the size of a standard Japanese mailbox and stands 7.181 meters tall.” Source: World's largest mailbox put up in Yamaguchi, By Jessica Kozuka July 20th 2013, Japan Today http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/worlds-largest-mailbox-put- up-in-yamaguchi #4. Study Abroad “Kumamoto Prefecture will open a free cram school Sunday for junior high and high school students who want to enroll in universities overseas….The prefecture has received 96 applications for the prep school, exceeding expectations…The prefecture isn’t charging tuition because it wants to provide an equal opportunity regardless of each student’s financial situation” Source: Free study abroad prep in Kumamoto, BY MASAAKI KAMEDA July 19th 2013, Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/19/national/free-study-abroad-prep- in-kumamoto/#.UeoYbI0wdFs www.japanesecustomer.com
  3. 3. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #5. Photo Chocolate Éclair Source: JapaneseCustomer.com #6. Quote ”In Japan, the Ministry..had declared that pools must make sure that swimmers took regular rests. As a result, ten minutes every hour were given over to rest time, which meant it wasn’t possible to swim continuously for more than fifty minutes at a stretch” p38 Hideo Okuda Source: In the pool www.japanesecustomer.com
  4. 4. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #7. Beauty “Shiseido…is looking to…..ramp up its presence in fast-growing emerging markets by moving into India…..Shiseido’s move comes as India embarks on reforms to ease restrictions on foreign investment …..comes on the heels of its move earlier this year to increase its product lineup in Russia. Over the past five years, the company’s sales in emerging markets have increased 20-fold” Source: Shiseido Eyes India for Emerging-Market Push By Kana Inagaki, July 19th 2013, Japan Real Time WSJ http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2013/07/19/shiseido-eyes-india-for- emerging-market-push/ * 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