March 06, 2015

Japanese Customer News March 6th 2015


● 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.

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