November 14, 2015

Japanese Customer News November 14th 2015





   



Japanese Customer News November 14th 2015






“Australia has entered a wide range of bilateral agreements ….in a web of special deals which underline the complexity of the TPP agreement text released on Friday…The letter about how Japan is supposed to have an open tendering process to buy Australian rice, runs to five pages outlining six tenders a year, how Japan can set a maximum price and how the minimum quantity in any tender is 17 tonnes”

Source: Letters form subtext of TPP deals by Greg Earl, Australian Financial Review, Monday 9th November, 2015, page 7.



“The number of Japanese tourists visiting Australia is growing…”we will see growth of approximately 30 per cent in aviation capacity by the end of this year” John O’Sullivan, Tourism Australia, Managing Director. The latest ABS data shows the number of Japanese visitors rose 18 per cent to 29,000 in September.”

Source: Tourists from Japan take advantage of extra flights , by Jamie Freed, Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 10th November, 2015, page 6.



“The number of Australians heading to Japan….30,600…visited Japan in September, up 19.5 per cent from a year earlier”

Source: Tourists from Japan take advantage of extra flights , by Jamie Freed, Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 10th November, 2015, page 6.



“The number of multipurpose industrial robots (all types) per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing industry – 2014

Republic of Korea 450

Japan 350

Germany 300

US 150

Australia 66

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch”

Source: Robots threaten jobs of bankers, lawyers, by John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review, Thursday, 12th November, 2015, page 14.




“Japan grows more slowly than other countries at the best of times, largely because its work force is shrinking, so even small setbacks can easily send it into reverse. The latest recession was its fifth since the global financial crisis of 2008, though by some measures, including unemployment, the picture looks less dire”








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