Saturday, July 25, 2015

Japanese Customer News July 25th 2015

Video: Japanese Customer News July 25th 2015









Video: Japanese Customer News July 25th 2015






1. “fast food restaurants need to localize their products for Japanese tastes, and to ensure its brand image is associated with safe food.”



Source: Burger King to press ahead with expansion despite increasing competition: CEO, by Kauaki Nagata, July 28th, 2015. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/28/business/corporate-business/burger-king-press-ahead-expansion-despite-increasing-competition-ceo/#.VbeFBVWlyko



2. “In Japan, though, rice omelets (which are actually made from more than just rice and eggs) are a favorite of kids across the country, and often bring up happy memories of Mom’s delicious home-cooking.”



Source: Pixar alters 'Inside Out' visuals for Japanese release, removing broccoli,
By Casey Baseel, RocketNews24, July 28th, 2015. http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/pixar-alters-inside-out-visuals-for-japanese-release-removing-broccoli



3. “Panasonic’s rice cookers for Japanese consumers come with a “takiwake” function enabling users to adjust steaming patterns to best fit the rice being cooked”



Source: Forecasting the Weather From a Bowl of Rice, by Takashi Mochizuki, The Wall Street Journal http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/07/28/forecasting-the-weather-from-a-bowl-of-rice/



4. “Anpanman (an-bread man), a superhero who has a renewable head made of a bun filled with "an" or bean jam, is one of Japan's most popular anime characters.”



Source: First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan this fall, July 28th, 2015.Mainichi Shimbun, http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150728p2g00m0fe029000c.html



5.  “Of the nation’s 1.71 million care workers in fiscal 2013, including part-time workers, men accounted for only 20 percent.”


Source: Photo book of male caregivers aims to attract young men into elderly care, July 28, 2015 By Haruko Kagenishi, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201507280005





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