Japanese Customer Newsletter November 11th 2013


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Japanese Customer Newsletter November 11th 2013

  1. 1. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com Japanese Customer Newsletter, November 11th 2013. By Peter Hanami Picture: Double Cheese Ice Cream #1. Solar Energy “The first domestic megasolar facility on water began operations ….. in Saitama Prefecture (Japan) ..The roughly 1,200kw plant was built by West Holdings Corp.. The power generation efficiency of the solar cells improves when cooled by water, resulting in roughly 10% higher output than a comparable land-based facility” Source: Japan's 1st Water-Based Solar Farm Goes On Line July 20th 2013, Nikkei.com http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20130719D1907N06.htm www.japanesecustomer.com
  2. 2. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #2. Fireworks “I like the Itabashi fireworks festival in Tokyo because it is a joint event with Toda city, across the Arakawa River in Saitama Prefecture so, on the same day, I can see both displays even if I just go outside to see one”. Fumiko Kinoshita, Office worker, 30 (Japanese) Source: Tokyo: Which of Japan’s many summer firework displays do you recommend? BY MARK BUCKTON, July 15th 2013, Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/07/15/voices/tokyo-which-of- japans-many-summer-firework-displays-do-you-recommend/#.Ueo5NY0wdFs #3 Trains “JR EAST.. has started installing video cameras at the front driver's compartment on Tokyo passenger rail service trains to aid accident investigation…investigations could take long to determine whether a person who jumped off from the platform accidently or deliberately. These recorders should help speed up the process…..Event recorders….are progressively being introduced on taxis and transport trucks”. Source: JR East installs front video cameras on trains to tape accidents July 201th 2013, Mainichi Shimbun http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130720p2g00m0dm0060 00c.html #4. E-Readers “Rakuten.. slashed the price on the main model of its kobo e-book device series (July).. the latest sign of an intensifying battle against industry leader Amazon.com Inc.The kobo Touch now sells for 5,480 yen, down more than 20% from the previous 6,980 yen..decided to reduce kobo prices further in a bid to spark demand among e-book customers who are different from those using smartphones for reading.” Source: Rakuten Again Cuts Price On E-Book Reader, July 20th 2013,Nikkei.com http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20130720D1907A04.htm www.japanesecustomer.com
  3. 3. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #5. Photo Colourful Eyedrop containers Source: JapaneseCustomer.com #6. Quote “ I hastily got ready to leave. As I left home, my wife found fault with my appearance” p133 Osamu Dazai Source: Crackling Mountain & Other Stories www.japanesecustomer.com
  4. 4. JAPANESECUSTOMER.COM www.japanesecustomer.com #7. Anime Train “Seibu Railway Co. is running a special Ikebukuro Line train in the Tokyo metropolitan area to celebrate the … release of feature-length film “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.”…. A Seibu 6000-series train, which is used by characters Yukiatsu and Tsuruko to commute to school in the anime, features artwork of characters from the anime on both sides of the train’s exterior.” Source: Special train generates buzz for release of 'Anohana' feature film July 20th 2013, Asahi Shimbun http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/anime_news/AJ201307200022 * 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