April 18, 2015

Japanese Customer News April 18th 2015

Japanese Customer News April 18th 2015





Japanese Customer News April 18th 2015





“Percentage of 25 - 34 year olds with tertiary qualifications including vocational, Korea 67.1, Japan 58.4, Australia 45.7, USA 44.8, Source: OECD”

Source: Data Point: World Leader, Education, Australian Financial Review, April 13th, 2015, page 24.


“Japan….the worlds’s third largest economy…the largest foreign owner of US government bonds…Japan held $US 1.2244 trillion at the end of February (2015)”

Source: Japan surpasses China as biggest foreign holder of US government bonds by Philip Baber, Australian Financial Review, Friday April 17th, 2015, page 22.


“since December 2013, when Shinzo Abe was elected…on a platform of spurring inflation by weakening the yen, its US government debt holdings have risen $US113.2 billion…The yen declines 30 per cent in value to 119 per US dollar”

Source: Japan talks US debt holder crown by Kasia Klimasinka and Daniel Kruger, Australian Financial Review, Friday April 17th, 2015, page 29.



“in the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) threshold for Japanese investors in Australian businesses was raised to $1.078 billion”

Source: Australia’s Jobs Future - The rise of Asia and the services opportunity, ANZ:PWC, Asialink Business Services Report, April 2015, Friday 17th April, 2015, page 31.



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