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Showing posts with label Finance. Show all posts

July 26, 2022

Japanese etiquette important with credit cards

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Picture: Japanese customers shopping

“credit cards must be returned to customers Japanese-style, with two hands and full eye contact”  Uniqlo Training…Japan is the worlds most competitive retail market..To be No 1 in Japan means….customer service”  

Shoichi Miyasaki, CEO, Uniqlo Australia.

Source: Heir Apparel by Georgina Safe, Good Weekend Magazine, The Age newspaper, Saturday January 31st, 2015, page 24.

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July 11, 2022

Japanese shares reveal high earning multiples

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Picture: Japanese Customer Service

“price to earnings multiples suggest some of the best value in developed markets, is to be found in Japan. Perhaps surprising given the very strong run Japanese stocks have enjoyed this year. Even so, current multiples show Japanese equities still trading at double – digit discounts (16 – 18 per cent), to average ratios….compare this to Europe and the US, which both trade at discounts around 5.5 per cent”

Source: Japan looks like land of rising value, by Adam Carr, The Australian Newspaper, Thursday July 2nd, 2015, page 2.

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July 08, 2022

Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ chases Asian growth

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Picture: Japanese customers enjoy fireworks 

“Mitsubishi UFJ has been the most aggressive of Japan’s banks in seeking to tap Asia’s consumers as sluggish growth and shrinking loan margins hamper prospects at home…Japan’s biggest lender is considering acquiring a bank in Indonesia, the Philippines or India”

Source: Mitsubishi UFJ views expansion in Asia, 
by Chanyaporn Chanjarden, Australian Financial Review, Thursday July 2nd, 2015, page 24.

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June 17, 2022

Statistics: 🌸 Japanese customers top 5 Cryptocurrency Apps in 2021

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Statistics: 🌸 Japanese customer's top 5 Cryptocurrency Apps in 2021

1. PayPal

2. Coincheck
3. bitFlyer Wallet
4. Binance
5. bitbank

Source: App Annie

🌸 Learn about the history of cryptocurrency in Japan here 


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May 30, 2022

Interest rates: 🌸 On January 31, Japan’s long-term (home loan) interest rate reached 0.185%, the highest level in six years.

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April 26, 2022

The Japanese currency lost nearly 15 yen against the dollar since early March

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"The Japanese currency has lost nearly 15 yen against the dollar since early March, briefly sinking to the mid-129 yen zone last Wednesday. A weaker yen typically serves as a boon to Japanese exporters, as profits earned overseas increase when repatriated and Japan-made products become more competitively priced abroad."'

Source:  IMF says yen's rapid slide may hamper Japan's post-pandemic recovery

March 23, 2022

Demographics: Japanese 🌸 "silver" market is estimated at $1.1 trillion


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June 20, 2020

Japanese Customer: "such high consumer lending rates may seem curious"

Photo: 100 yen shop

"With official Japanese interest rates so low,
such high consumer lending rates may seem curious"

Source: The FSA flinches
The Economist
September 7th 2006
From the Economist print edition

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June 19, 2020

Japanese Customer: Trade surplus with the rest of Asia grew 28.5 %

"Japan's trade surplus with the rest of Asia grew 28.5% to 521.6 billion yen, up for the fourth month in a row" August 2006, according to Finance Ministry report.

Source: Surplus saw 95.5% jump in August
Japan times online
Friday September 22, 2006

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Japanese Customer: Japanese customer average total savings in 2006

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"Average total savings of a Japanese household this year - 10.7 million yen"

Source: The small print by Tabitha Miles
Oct 27- Nov 2, 2006
Metropolis Magazine, page 4

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Japanese Customer: Japanese customers watch promising stock plunge and hit rock bottom

"In three days, The Tokyo market lost almost $400 billion in value. Pretty scary stuff"
sell off of Livedoor stock

Source: Greed, Panic and Fear after Japan market crash
by Mark Litke
January 20 2006
Abc News

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March 01, 2020

Pharmaceutical spending in Japan estimated at 2 percent of GDP in 2018

Picture: Medicine in Japan

"Pharmaceutical spending as a percentage of GDP selected countries, 2018 or latest available. 

Japan estimated at 2 percent of GDP, Source: OECD"


There's no pill for that, The Economist Magazine, February 15th, 2020, page 36.

January 23, 2020

Japanese companies reluctant to share potential risks according to survey

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"Only 13% of Japan's listed companies mention climate change in their filings, for instance, compared with 44% of top American companies.....Information leaks and cyberattacks were cited by 56% of Nikkei components, as opposed to 79% of top U.S. companies, though Japanese companies have become more willing to acknowledge risks on this front. Potential impact on brand image was mentioned by about 20% of the Japanese companies, versus 65% of the American top 100."

Source: Survey shows Japan Inc. less proactive in disclosing risks
Nikkei staff writer
JANUARY 23, 2020 

December 26, 2019

Quote: ''Japan once offered a cautionary tale of how macroeconomic mismanagement could transform a juggernaut into a laggard'' The Economist

''Japan once offered a cautionary tale of how macroeconomic mismanagement could transform a juggernaut into a laggard. As weak growth and low-interest rates have spread to the rest of the world, however, it looks more like a window into the future. '' The Economist

Source: Japan’s economic troubles offer a glimpse of a sobering future, Dec 7, 2019.

February 09, 2017

Tokyo worlds largest city by GDP

" Tokyo, Japan (has) the largest GDP of any city in the world at US$1.48 trillion"

Source: "Asia's super power in 2010 wont be China by George Friedman
Feb 7th, 2017, www.businessinder.com

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August 07, 2016

Four Japanese brands make Australian corporate reputation index in 2016

"Corporate Reputation Index Australia 2016

Japanese brands

2. Toyota
5. Mazda
26. Lion
56. 7-Eleven"

Source:AMR REsearch

Source: Woolies reputation takes a beating, 
By James Thomson, Australian Financial Review, Monday 9th May 2016, page 18.

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August 03, 2016

US$500 billion of foreign currency rolls over each month Japan

" An estimated US$500 billion of foreign currency needs to be rolled over every month by Japan's banks".    

Source: Kuroda's move maybe a currency masterstroke by Jonathan Shapiro, AFR, August 1st 2016, page 21

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July 30, 2016

Japanese Goverment Pension Fund loses $68 billion

Japanese Goverment Pension Fund loses $68 billion

"Japan's $US1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund lost 3.8 per cent in the year ended March 31, or ¥5.3 trillion ($68 billion), the retirement manager said on Friday in Tokyo. That's the biggest drop since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009"

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund loses $68 billion over year in stock rout
By Yuko Takeo and Shigeki Nozawa
JULY 29 2016

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July 25, 2016

Japanese customers consumption accounts for 60 percent of economy

Japanese customers consumption accounts for 60 percent of economy

“Households, especially the young generation, are penny-pinching because they don’t expect to see wage increases in the future,” Muto said. “Japan’s economy is losing the benefits of the weak yen that was seen in the past several years, with corporate profits turning downward, so the prospects for wages don’t look bright.With consumption accounting for about 60 percent of Japan’s economy, subdued spending on discretionary items like travel and entertainment makes it harder to pull the nation out of its funk, according to Muto. "

Hiroaki Muto, chief economist at Tokai Tokyo Research Center in Tokyo.

Source: ‘Penny-Pinching’ Japanese Households Spend Less on Having Fun, By Keiko Ujikane, Benchmark, July 26, 2016

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July 21, 2016

Japanese government prepares US$188 billion stimulus package

"The Japanese government is arranging to compile a stimulus package of at least 20 trillion yen ($188 billion) to help the domestic economy emerge from deflation and fend off possible adverse effects of Brexit"

Japanese gov't eyes over Y20 tril stimulus to support economy
 JUL. 21, 2016 
Japan Today

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