July 09, 2011

Japanese customers frequent many businesses that are over three centuries old according to survey

“ According to Teikoku Databank Ltd., as of 2008, 19,518 companies in Japan had been in business for at least a century, accounting for 1.6 percent of the 1,188,474 companies in its database. Among them, 938 had been in operation for more than two centuries, and 435 for more than three centuries. “



Source: The longevity secret of Kyoto businesses
BY KATSUHIKO TAGAYA ASAHI SHIMBUN SENIOR STAFF WRITER
2010/03/24
http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201003230325.html

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