Monday, December 02, 2013

Newsletter December 2nd 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter, December 2nd 2013.



By

Peter Hanami




#1. Mining




“Japan’s Marubeni Corp boosted its stake in the $9.5 billion Roy Hill project to 15 per cent….Marubeni, one of Japan’s biggest trading houses, bought out the 2.5 per cent stake..held by..STX Corp…Roy Hill involves a new mine capable of producing 55 million tonnes of iron ore a year”




Source: Japanese lift stake in Roy Hill, By Andrew Burrell, The Weekend Australian, July 20-21, 2013, page 34







#2. Investment





“Japanese residents bought a net 1.1 trillion yen ($12 billion) foreign bonds (second week of July) …the highest since 2005, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance….”US yields have been attractive enough for Japanese investors, but they were waiting until volatilities fall””



Source: Japanese rush to buy foreign bonds by Kosaku Navioka, Wall Street Journal, Money Beat, The Weekend Australia, July 20 -21, 2013 page 35



#3 Renovation





“East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) …announced the opening of …a new commercial complex built using remnants of the former Manseibashi Station, in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, ….located between Kanda and Ochanomizu stations on the Chuo Line. ..The station was shut down in 1943, but its platform remained on a red brick viaduct the …commercial facility….was built using the viaduct in its original form”



Source: JR East unveils new commercial complex, July 22nd 2013
The Daily Yomiuri
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000397223





#4. Cool Japan



“the “Cool Japan” fund, a $500 million investment of public money aimed at helping Japanese firms promote their cultural wares abroad ..”





Source: 'Cool Japan' gives anime heroes a new mission: boost the economy, By Elaine Lies, July 22nd 2013, Japan Today
http://www.japantoday.com/category/arts-culture/view/cool-japan-gives-anime-heroes-a-new-mission-boost-the-economy





#6. Quote





"From fifty years of experience in the art of getting along in the world, he had learned that mediocrity was the secret of contentment" p28



Shusaku Endo


Source: Volcano




#7. Anime



“this fun Astro Boy model is the perfect way to add a fresh touch to any interior. With moveable arms and head,” 


Source: Matt Blatt Website



Relive your childhood with an Astro Boy plastic figurine, on sale online from Matt Blatt, www.mattblatt.com.au

http://www.mattblatt.com.au/Miscellaneous/Astro-Boy-.aspx?p11827c72#11828



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