March 14, 2012

Japanese Customer News Wednesday 14th March, 2012


Japanese Customer News

Wednesday 14th March, 2012

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1. Japanese customers see amount of net assets abroad rising

“At the end of 2010 Japan had ¥251.5-trillion in net assets overseas, almost the size of Germany’s annual economic output in dollar terms.”

2. Japanese customers getting excited by smartphone apps

“ in 2011, according to AppAnnie, Japan saw a 98% increase in downloads and an 88% increase in revenue in iPad and iPhone apps.”

Source: PR Web

3. Japanese consumer sentiments dropped in February from 40 to 39.5

“Three of the four components -- livelihood, income growth and employment conditions -- marked deterioration's.”

4. New Kyushu shinkansen line from Hakata to Kagoshima gaining popularity

“the Kyushu line is directly connected with the Sanyo Shinkansen Line running from Osaka through Hiroshima to Hakata”

Source: Japan Times

5. Sales of used cars increases for fourth straight month

“Sales of used vehicles in Japan... increased 8.2 percent in February from a year earlier to 336,127 units, for the fourth straight month of gain, an industry body said Monday.”

Source: Japan Times

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