● Japan is the second largest market for Australian Citrus
“China is now the third largest market for Australian citrus after the US and Japan”
Source: Barnaby bags credit for bounce, By Sue Neale, The Australian Newspaper, Wednesday March 4th, 2015, page 2.
● “(Casio) Since 2008, costs have fallen more than revenue allowing operating margins to expand by 2 percentage points , to 8 per cent. Net income has doubled the success of the company’s selfie cameras and G-Shock watch range have supported Asian revenue…The share price is at a seven year high”
Source: Japanese electronics win ugly to claim victory, The Lex Column, The Financial Times, Australian Financial Review Newspaper, Thursday March 5th, 2015 page 3.
● “One of Japan’s largest builders, Kajima Corporation, has taken a majority stake in mid-tier player Icon.Co. The major deal…gives the Japanese giant inside running on Australia’s recovering property market. Founded in 1840…Kajima is one of Japan’s big - five builders with annual revenue of AUS $17 billion and operating in 50 countries”
Source: Kajima buys majority stake in Icon by Nick Lenaghan, Australian Financial Review, Thursday March 5th, 2015, page 39.
“(Japan) the first developed economy to pass the tipping point - in 2011 - at which it’s population began to decline (the) nation remains the third-largest economy and the fourth-leading exporter in the world”
Source: How Japan could still throw off the shackles of debt, by Maximilian Walsh, The Australian Financial Review, Thursday 26th March, 2015, page 55.
● “Japan, the world’s biggest LNG buyer, is also willing to switch from gas-fired power to oil-fired based on price, which is why LNG contracts have traditionally been linked to oil prices”
Source: Oil slump puts heat on LNG, by Matt Chambers, The Australian Newspaper, Thursday April 2nd, 2015, page 20.
● “Japan’s shrinking population is adding pressure for increased productivity in its services sector….Demography is also forcing companies to seek growth markets outside Japan”
Source: Japanese warm to public private partnerships, Australian style, by Rowan Callick, The Australian, Thursday April 2nd, 2015, page 32.