Monday, May 06, 2013

Newsletter May 6th 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter, May 6th, 2013.


By

Peter Hanami





#1. Business



“It wasn’t easy but we persisted,” said Uda. “I think I approached them about 20 times. It took about two years to get their trust … and today, Japan Post is our biggest customer.”



Source: May the salesforce be with you
By Chris Betros, APR. 29, 2013, Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/executive-impact/view/may-the-salesforce-be-with-you




#2. English




"An advisory panel to the Education Ministry has recommended to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that Japan increases the number of foreign English teachers at schools to 10,000 from the current 4,360 by reviving the JET program."


Source: Gov't plans to increase number of foreign English teachers to 10,000
APR. 24, 2013, Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/careers/view/govt-plans-to-increase-number-of-foreign-english-teachers-to-10000





#3 Casino




"…Japanese are already active gamblers, and a pinball-like game called pachinko generates some $200 billion in revenue each year"



Source: Japan casino lobby prepare for legalization push
APR. 29, 2013, Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/japan-casino-lobby-prepare-for-legalization-push





#4. Job Interviews




"What do Candidates Find Most Challenging When Preparing for an Interview?


1. 39% - Background research for a company
2. 22% - Appearance and clothing
3. 13% - Self promotion"




Source: 4 in 10 candidates find researching a company for an interview challenging: survey
APR. 26, 2013, Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/careers/view/4-in-10-candidates-find-researching-a-company-for-an-interview-challenging-survey










#5. Tokyo Skytree



"Officials at Tokyo Skytree say 44.76 million people have visited since it opened last May—a lot more than the expected 27.5 million."




Source: The small print
By: Reg Dunlap
Apr 24, 2013
Metropolis
http://metropolis.co.jp/features/the-small-print/april-24-2013/





#7. Lifestyle



" In a survey NHK conducted, 40 percent of full-time homemakers admitted to feeling “guilty” that they didn’t bring in money"



Source: Pressure grows for the nation’s housewives
BY PHILIP BRASOR, April 28th, 2013, Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/28/national/pressure-grows-for-the-nations-housewives/#.UX43l6ITKVE





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