May 16, 2015

Japanese Customer News May 16th 2015

Japanese Customer News May 16th 2015









Japanese Customer News May 16th 2015





“Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli celebrates its 30th anniversary this year (2015)”

Source: Celebrating Japanese animation by Michael Bodey, The Australian, Wednesday 13th May, 2015, page 28.



“Former decathlon champion So Takei (lifted) 700 million yen or (AUD$7.2 million) in cash, weighing about 70kg to promote the “Dream Jumbo Lottery” (in Tokyo)”

Source: MX Newspaper, Melbourne, Australia, Photo Caption, Thursday May 14th, 2015, page 9.



“China, Japan and South Korea, home to more than $1.5 billion people, account for over 62 per cent of Australia’s exports”

Source: FTA ‘dashboard’ drives trade, by Rick Wallace, The Australian Newspaper, Tuesday 12th, May 2015, page 21.



“A study last year by HSBC found that…each FTA signed by Australia is used only by 19 per cent of Australian exporters, with the complexity of the agreements cited as a problem”



Source: FTA ‘dashboard’ drives trade, by Rick Wallace, The Australian Newspaper, Tuesday 12th, May 2015, page 21.




“Sharp plans to cut at least 3500 employees through a voluntary retirement program…Sharp will turn its…panel operation, which makes liquid crystal displays for smartphones…a stand-alone in-house company. Analysts say this could be the first step toward a spin-off”

Source: 3500 to lose jobs as Sharp announces $2.1 billion bail out strategy by Takashi Mochizuki and Megumi Fujikawa, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper, Friday May 15th, 2015 page 24.



“The worst is yet to come for Sharp because no one can imagine how it will survive” Akie Iriyama, an associate professor at Waseda Business School



Source: 3500 to lose jobs as Sharp announces $2.1 billion bail out strategy by Takashi Mochizuki and Megumi Fujikawa, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper, Friday May 15th, 2015 page 24.



“Japanese ..Daikyo aims to build a larger prescence in Australia after forging an alliance with…residential builder Devine… The first project…is the $82 million Mode apartments in Brisbane’s Newstead…under the joint venture…Devine will provide day to day operational management…while its construction arm will build the tower”


Source: Daikyo, Devine forge alliance, by Greg Brown, Prime Space, The Australian Newspaper, Friday May 15th, 2015, page 26.


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