August 23, 2015

Japanese Customer News August 22nd 2015

Japanese Customer News August 22nd 2015









Japanese Customer News August 22nd 2015








● “On Monday (August 17th, 2015) BuzzFeed …said it had signed a joint-venture deal with Yahoo-Japan to create a local Japanese-language version of the site. Japan would be the ninth foreign market BuzzFeed has expanded into..”

Source: Chasing eyeballs, by Shalini Ramachandran and Lukas.I.Alpert, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper, Thursday August 20th, 2015, page 25.

“In Japan, a total of 32 restarts (of nuclear reactors) are expected by 2020”

Source: New mettle for battered uranium explorers, by Barry Fitzgerald, The Australian, Friday August 21st, 2015, page 31.



“Figures released on Monday (August 17th, 2015) showed that the Japanese economy shrank at an annualised rate of 1.6% in the second quarter of 2015, weighed down by shrinking household spending and the biggest drop in exports since 2011”
Source: Beijing’s currency move likely to spur Europe, Japan central banks into action, by Karen Maley, Australian Financial Review, Wednesday 19th August, 2015, page 29.





“the central government plans to boost the number of nursery school staff from 380,000 to 450,000 over the next year or so”

Source: The Small Print by Steve Trautlein, Issue 1118, www.metropolisjapan.com




“Last year (2014) was the first since the National Police Association began keeping track in 1989 that more elderly people than juveniles were the subject of “ police actions”
Source: The Small Print by Steve Trautlein, Issue 1118, www.metropolisjapan.com



“Logistics group Qube Holdings will invest $75 million in a joint venture with Japanese petroleum group Tonen General Sekiyu to store and supply fuel in Australia as it expands into wholesale fuel distribution. Tonen General is Japan’s second-largest refiner and exports oil to Australia, supplying 12 per cent of the fuel market”


Source: Qube expands into wholesale fuel distribution with Japan’s Tonen General, by Jenny Wiggins, The Age Newspaper Online, Business Day, August 11th, 2015, www.theage.com.au/business





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