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June 03, 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter June 3rd, 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter, June 3rd, 2013.

#1. Prices

"Apple, one of the most visible foreign companies in Japan, raised the price of iPads by up to 13,000 yen ($130) at its local stores. The 64 gigabyte iPad will now cost 69,800 yen, up from 58,800 yen a day ago, an Apple store employee said. The 128 gigabyte model will cost 79,800 yen compared with 66,800 yen"

Source: Apple joins other foreign brands in raising prices in Japan
By Reuters
31 May, 2013


#2. Visitors

"26.3 percent Increase in the number of overseas visitors to Japan in March compared to a year earlier, thanks largely to the stronger yen, according to the JNTO"

Source: the small print
May 22, 2013
The black-footed albatross and other comeback kings
By: Reg Dunlap | May 22, 2013 | Issue: 1000

#3 Finance

"On Thursday, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average plunged more than 5 per cent. The broader Topix lost 3.8 per cent, after a 6.9 per cent drop on May 23, its biggest one-day decline since the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster. The market is now down 11 per cent since May 22. That officially puts Japan in correction mode."

Source: Japan market's wild ride might just be beginning
June 1, 2013, William Pesek, The Age

#4. Finance

"The International Monetary Fund on Friday gave a cautious thumbs up to Japan’s economy-boosting efforts, but warned there are “considerable downside risks” if Tokyo doesn’t chop its huge national debt."

Source: IMF backs Japan's 'Abenomics' but warns of risks
By Hiroshi Hiyama, JUN. 01, 2013, Japan Today

#6. Culture

"In about one hour, visitors to the Gion Corner at the Yasaka Hall in Kyoto’s Higashiyama Ward can view seven traditional art performances, including elegant Kyomai (Kyoto-style dance), a tea ceremony, a Bunraku puppet play and a Kyogen comic drama."

Source: Gion Corner shows 7 traditional Kyoto performances in 1 hour
May 31, 2013
The Asahi Shimbun

#7. Food

" Among the many toppings for rice, chirimen-sansho (boiled and dried tiny fish flavored with Japanese sansho pepper) stands out for its sophistication"

Check the link for the recipe & photo!

Source: JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Tiny fish with tangy pepper offers scent of early summer
May 29, 2013
The Asahi Shimbun

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