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Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts

August 15, 2023

Why do Japanese send postcards in Autumn and Summer?

"The middle of July in Japan is called Risshū (立秋), which is

the start of Autumn (usually around the 7th or 8th of August),

during this time many people send friends, customers and 

acquaintances, what is known as a Shochū Mimai (暑中見舞

い) or a Midsummer greeting card.

Postcards which are sent after Risshū are called 

Zansho Mimai (残暑見舞い), which is a late summer greeting.

These can be sent until mid-September.

When writing a postcard during these times it is customary to

include greeting phrases such as

暑中見舞い・Shochū Mimai


(shochū mimai / zansho mimai moushi agemasu)

at the beginning of the letter

Source: Friends of Japan newsletter

#japanesecustomer #postcard #autumn #summer #greetings #communication #relationships #japaneseculture

August 08, 2023

Video: Tokyo Rainy Night Walk in Shinjuku


Video: Tokyo Rainy Night Walk in Shinjuku 

#japanesecustomer #tokyo #rain #night #walk #places #destination #video #4k #japan

August 01, 2023

Bizu are one of the most popular bands in Japan you have never heard of!

Source: You Tube

" B'z (ビーズ, pronounced Bīzu) is a Japanese rock duo consisting of guitarist, composer and producer Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto and vocalist and lyricist Koshi Inaba, known for their energetic hard rock tracks and pop rock ballads.

They are one of the best-selling music artists in the world and the best-selling in their native Japan, having released 49 consecutive No. 1 singles, 25 No. 1 albums, and 3 No. 1 EPs on the Oricon music charts, and have sold more than 100 million records worldwide."

One of there top selling singles is 

"Even if Love is Selfish, You're the Only One I Won't Hurt" (Japanese) 


Source: Wikipedia

July 28, 2023

Japanese customers love coffee making them worlds 3rd largest consumers


Picture: Japanese pre-made coffee in a bottle - amazing!

"Japan drinks a lot of coffee. You may think it’s a tea-drinking country, but coffee consumption is off the charts. In 2021, Japan consumed 433 million tons of coffee and “only” 100 thousand tons of tea! Japan is the third largest coffee market in the world after the United States and Germany."


July 21, 2023

Photo: Japanese Aisunomi Ice Cream made in Hokkaido Custard Vanilla


Japanese Aisunomi Ice Cream 
made in Hokkaido (Custard Vanilla)

July 19, 2023

Video: A typical Japanese evening meal

 Video: A typical Japanese evening meal

December 28, 2022

7,152 Japanese supermarket products are going to rise by up to 18 percent higher between from January 2023

fresh tempura #japanesecustomer

"Prices for a total of 7,152 items are expected to climb from January to April, and be priced 18 percent higher on average from the current level, up from the 14 percent gain from last year to this year, according to Teikoku Databank Ltd data."

Japan Today

December 26th, 2022

August 02, 2022

New Japanese Movies "Drive My Car""

Trailer: Drive My Car

"Two years after his wife’s death, Yusuke receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival. As tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, Yusuke is forced to confront painful truths raised from his past with the help of Misaki, a young woman assigned to chauffeur him. #DriveMyCar. Written and Directed by #RyusukeHamaguchi adapted from a short story by #HarukiMurakami. Starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, and Reika Kirishima"

Source: MadMan Films

It is a fun movie that slowly builds by sharing the quirks of each character. You get a deep dive into Japanese culture communication, hierarchy, men's world, women's world, relationships, work, lifestyle, and use of time.

#new #japanese #films #drivemycar #japan #trailer #release #movie #entertainment

July 26, 2022

Japanese etiquette important with credit cards

Japanese customers shopping copyright peter hanami 2009
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 15, 2022

Predictability an important component of Japanese life

Japanese high speed Train shinkansen copyright peter hanami 2015
Picture: Japanese High Speed Train

“Predictability in social and public life makes Japanese cities the safest on earth” Taggart Murphy

Source: Ours is not to reason why, The Economist, Review of book “Japan and the shackles of the past by Taggart Murphy”, Oxford University Press, The Australian Financial Review Newspaper, Thursday January 15th, 2015, page 35.

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July 13, 2022

Australian exporters get benefits from new trade deal with Japan

Japanese consumer advertising tokyo copyrigt peter hanami 2007
   Picture: Japanese consumer advertising Tokyo

"The Japan-Australia Economic agreement will give many Australian producers and exporters a significant competitive advantage. More than 97 per cent of Australia's exports to Japan will receive preferential access or enter duty-free when JAEPA is fully implemented"

Source: The Robb Report
By Andrew Robb
Federal Member for Goldstein
August 23rd 2014, page 8

July 07, 2022

Australia sells $1.5 billion of beef to Japan, largest export market

Beef barbeque restuarant in Japan copyright peter hanami 2004
Picture: Beef barbeque restaurant in Japan 

" (Australian) Beef trade with Japan

Value: $1.5 billion
Tonnes: 279,702
Live cattle: 11,570"

Source: New boom for meat exporters
By Matthew Cranston
Australian Financial Review
Thursday 18th September 2014, page 14

July 06, 2022

.."one feels lighthearted with the thought that spring has come" Natsume Soseki

Japanese cherry blossom copyright peter hanami 2009

Picture: Japanese cherry blossom 

"when one sees the early-flowering cherries bursting unrestrainedly into bloom before anything is out, one feels lighthearted with the thought that spring has come"Natsume Soseki

Source: Ten nights of dreaming, Hearing Things, The Heredity of Taste,
page 85
Author: Natsume Soseki

July 03, 2022

Japanese Yebisu Beer


#japanesecustomer #yebisu #beer #japanese

June 29, 2022

Yamanashi seen as the most popular rural lifestyle destination in Japan

Rural Japan Field #japanesecustomer

Picture: Rural Japan Field

"A survey conducted by a Tokyo-based NGO has found that Yamanashi is the most popular destination for people who are considering a move to rural areas."

Small Print: March 12, 2015
Meat mishaps, no-stick natto, political mysogyny, and more ...
By Steve Trautlein, Issue 1094
Metropolis Magazine

June 23, 2022

News: 🌸 HR in Japan is helping employees find love with a new AI app

Japanese valentines biscuits #japanesecustomer
                             Photo: Japanese valentines biscuits #japanesecustomer

"more than 800 companies have signed up for an AI-powered dating app in the hope of helping their employees find love."

The App is here in English

Source: ABC News

#hr #love #ai #japanesecustomer #app #office #romance #perks #employee #engagement #humanresources #customerservice

June 22, 2022

Video: Gas heaters in Japan 🌸


                                                                    Video: Gas heaters in Japan 🌸

What makes them different is that when the house is built you can allocate which rooms have a gas wall connection plug.

This allows you to move around the house to different rooms.

You can also lock the temperature

Learn more about how Japanese customers use gas


#innovation #convenience #japanesecustomer #video #gas #heater

June 21, 2022

Convenience: 🌸 What is the most convenient travel card in Japan?

Most convenient travel card in Japan Suica #japanesecustomer
                                 Photo: Most convenient travel card in Japan Suica 

Convenience: 🌸 What is the most convenient card in Japan?

= Suica

A prepaid card for travel and payment.

Pay for your train fare

Pay for food at a vending machine

Pay for items at a convenience store

Learn more here in English

#cx #convenience #japanesecustomer #innovation #business #travel #suica #prepaidcard

June 20, 2022

🌸 Renting an apartment in Japan

renting an apartment in japan #japanesecustomer
Photo: Renting an apartment in japan #japanesecustomer

🌸Japanese Customer Experience: Renting an apartment in Japan

Japanese customers have great convenience when they rent an apartment in Japan.

Based on our experiences

* Japanese apartments have some amazing technology included:

🌸 A digital bath, that automatically fills the water and heats it to your favourite temperature, so that it is ready for when you arrive home!

🌸 A Smart Toilet that has a heated seat, dryer, and bidet

🌸 Heated floor

🌸 Digital Keyless locks

* Agents come to you with the keys and then drive you to a range of apartments.

* Repairs are done the same day - just a phone call and for example, new tatami mats can be replaced, etc.

* If you rent a fully furnished apartment, they will order new bedding for you (futons, pillows, duvet, sheets) and have them delivered free, often they will be in the apartment before you move in.

💥Japanese sobagara pillows are the world's best!! 💥

- They are 100% natural
- They mold to your neck and head
- Are refreshed in the sun
- Life-changing once you try them

* The apartment is cleaned prior to you moving in by a team of experts. (I visited my apartment prior to moving in and saw a team of three scrubbing with toothbrushes, steam cleaning, and doing the full works).
This is all included in the price and not extra.

🌸This video explains how to rent an apartment in Japan


#renting #japan #apartment #realestateagent #convenience #japanesecustomer #cx #commonsense