Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Newsletter April 16th 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter, April 16th, 2013.



By

Peter Hanami



#1. Newspapers



"paywalls are popping up, with publications like the Asahi Shimbun and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in Japan"


Source: More bricks added to paywalls
April 3, 2013
Eric Fanner
The Age Newspaper
http://www.theage.com.au/business/world-business/more-bricks-added-to-paywalls-20130402-2h4sj.html#ixzz2PN3RWS68





#2. Holiday Souvenirs



"Japanese omiyage typically consists of food items produced in the area the trip was taken in. Also, omiyage is not intended to be consumed by the traveler and is instead given out to coworkers or friends."



Source: Japan's 'omiyage' culture
By Michelle
APR. 03, 2013
Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/arts-culture/view/japans-omiyage-culture



#3 Travel





" In 2012, the number of Japanese travellers heading to Singapore increased 6.6 per cent from 656,406 in 2011 to 700,000."





Source: Rakuten rides on strong Japan travel to Singapore
Lee Pei Qi,
April 3, 2013
TTG Asia
http://ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=20744





#4. Travel






"total outbound Japanese travellers increased by 8.8% in 2012 to 18.49m, breaking the 18m mark for the first time"




Source: BRIC travelers swell travel retail coffers
Ben Cooper,
4th April, 2013
http://www.just-drinks.com/analysis/research-in-focus-bric-travellers-swell-travel-retail-coffers_id109975.aspx





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#5. Photo - Taps







Source: JapaneseCustomer.com




#6. Finance





" Japan is preparing to create the world’s first futures trading contract for liquefied natural gas in a bid to stabilize the commodity’s price as demand soars..Japan and neighboring South Korea are the world’s two top buyers of LNG with East Asia accounting for about 60% of global demand"





Source: Japan to start world's first LNG futures contract
APR. 03, 2013
Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/japan-to-start-lng-futures-contract






#7. Travel 




"The Hokkaido Expressway Pass is a special product to drivers using a rental car with ETC that allows unlimited use of highways within Hokkaido at one flat rate."



Source: Hokkaido Expressway Pass now on sale
APR. 02, 2013
Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/hokkaido-expressway-pass-now-on-sale





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