June 13, 2015

Japanese Customer News June 13th 2015

Japanese Customer News June 13th 2015







Japanese Customer News June 13th 2015





“The Nikkei the best performing global bourse so far this year, it still has plenty of room to catch up on”

Source: Global investors must look to Asia by Stirling Larkin, Weekend, The Australian, June 6th - 7th, 2015, page 28.



“Snowy Hydro’s retail arm Red Energy…will trial a home battery system made by Panasonic…Batteries are..set to be particularly popular for the 1.4 million Australian households that have roof top solar, allowing them to maximize the output from their panels and cut energy consumption during high priced, peak periods”
Source: Retailers eye battery ‘revolution’ by Angela Macdonald-Smith, Australian Financial Review, Wednesday 3rd June, 2015, page 15.



“The Panasonic battery..could increase a households self - consumption rate from rooftop solar panels from 30 per cent to 60 per cent”

Source: Retailers eye battery ‘revolution’ by Angela Macdonald-Smith, Australian Financial Review, Wednesday 3rd June, 2015, page 15.



“sources say NAB (National Australia Bank) is moving closer to auctioning off its underperforming life insurance division…with Nipon Life (one of Japan’s leading life insurers)…believed to have tabled a price north of $AS 2.5 billion”

Source: Nippon Life in talks to buy NAB life insurance business, Street Talk by Sarah Thompson, Australian Financial Review, Thursday June 4th, 2015, page 18.



“Giant Japanese investor Diam CO…snapped up a 5.1 per cent stake in the Brisbane ($AUS 525 million property trust) this week, along with other Japanese fund managers understood to have brought in at below the disclosure level”

Source: Japan’s Diam buys into storage trust, by Nick Lenaghan, Australian Financial Review, Thursday June 4th, 2015, page 39.



“..people in Japan consume on average 7.2 liters of alcohol per year…according to a new report by the OECD”

Source: The Small Print, by Steve Trautlein, June 4th, 2015, Metropolisjapan.com



“Marketers at Japanese food companies are scrambling to take advantage of a new law that allows them to tout the health benefits for “specific parts of the body

Source: The Small Print, by Steve Trautlein, June 4th, 2015, Metropolisjapan.com



“The Taiwan Alliance to end the Death Penalty…cited a Japanese study which found random killers were often solitary, unstable young men with a fascination for murder and death sentences. Japan which occupied Taiwan from 1895 to 1945, has 123 people on death row”

Source: Girls death triggers Taiwan killings by Rowan Callick, The Australian Newspaper, Tuesday June 9th 2015, page 8.



“Australian farmers experimenting with a Japanese rice strain called Koshikari had been rewarded with much higher prices “Koshikari is a difficult crop to grow but gets a premium price. It is used in top-notch Japanese sushi chains and so we compensate growers for the difficulty for growing it…you don’t get as good a yield as other rice crops”

Rob Gordon, Sun Rice, CEO



Source: Sunrices 40 pc lift to benefit farmers, by Eli Greenblat, The Australian Newspaper, Tuesday June 9th, 2015, p18.



“Takashi Sakai is a healthy 41-year-old heterosexual man with a good job and a charming smile. But he’s never had sex…Sakai has never even had any kind of relationship with a woman, and says he has no idea how he might get to know one. In ..(a) 2010 survey, 68 per cent of 18 and 19 year-olds in Japan said they were virgins…Shingo Sakatsume NPO, White Hands, “In today;s Japan, we have no place to learn about sex or how to form a romantic relationship”

Source: Day in the life of Japan’s middle age virgins, The Australian Newspaper, Wednesday 10th June, 2015, p10.



● “Japanese companies are scrambling to fill thousands of board seats after a new corporate governance code went into effect this month, calling on publicly traded firms to name at least two independent directors within half a year of their next share holder meetings…”All of a sudden every company wants to find at least one woman and at least one foreigner to put on their boards” Nicholas Benes, Training Institute of Japan.

Source: Japan’s fresher, less male boards, by Eric Pfanner, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian, Wednesday 10th June, 2015, page 25.



“Japan’s benchmark Nikkei Index is up 17.5 per cent5 year to date, having risen 91 per cent since Mr. Abe was elected in September 2012”

Source: Japan, China and India singing in harmony, by Sally Rose, Australian Financial Review, Thursday 9th June, 2015, page 29.





“2014 global personal luxury goods market by customer of origin

China 29%, US 22%, Europe 21%, Japan 13%, Rest of World 15%”


Source: Bain and Company

Source: Price gap hurts China’s appetite for luxury, by Thao Hua, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian, Monday 11th June, 2015, page 22.






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