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February 02, 2024

New Starbucks cherry blossom drink launch 6th February

A new Starbucks Cherry blossom-themed drink with launch in Japan on Thursday 6 February for 230 yen (US$1.56).

The drink will be called "Sakura Matcha with Sakura Jelly"

and is supposedly aromatic like the smell of actual cherry blossoms and comes in a chilled cup

It is a great-looking cup!

Image by Starbucks

Source: Sora News 24 
Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2024 by Oona McGee 

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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

March 14, 2023

Have you tried the Japanese Baked Chocolate confectionery "CREAP" クリープ ?

Have you tried the Japan-made confectionery "CREAP" or クリープ?

It is very innovative because it transforms the company's CREAP coffee whitener into a yummy confectionery.

The confectionery is made by Morinaga. They have built on their coffee whitener CREAP and used it to make a new confectionery they called BAKE chocolate!

The confectionery looks like a loaf of bread when it comes out of the individual sachet wrapped in freshness foil.

It is crunchy on the outside and very soft on the inside and then just melts in your mouth. A very pleasant texture and mouth experience which is not overly sweet.

They are very moreish, you cannot stop at just one!

The confectionery comes in a 27-item, multi-pack each portion weighs which weighs approximately 83g, and the whole package is 1.9 kg

クリープ ベイクドチョコレート

#confectionery #japanesecustomer #morinaga #sweet #creap #coffeewhitener #innovation #japan

July 31, 2022

Toyota leads global car production at 10 million units

Japanese mountain road in Hokkaido copyright peter hanami 2010
Picture: Japanese mountain road in Hokkaido

“Toyota…the Japanese company- held on to pole position in the global car market with sales of 10.23 million cars and trucks in 2014…North America - it’s biggest region, with about 28 per cent of volume sales…sales of 1.1 million in China this year, an annual rise of 6.6 per cent…The company is expecting 3 per cent growth in the US”

Source: Toyota’s car sales reign threatened by Kana Inagaki and Andy Sharman, The Financial Times, Australian Financial Review Newspaper, Friday 23rd January, 2015 page 20.

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July 30, 2022

Japan enjoys the biggest net foreign asset ranking in the world

Japanese coins and currency copyright peter hanami 2007
Picture: Japanese coins and currency

“Advocates of QE (Quantitative Easing) point to Japan, which has endured bouts of deflation since its economy imploded in 1990..collectively, the Japanese enjoy the biggest net foreign asset position in the world”

Source: Printing more money not the answer for ailing European economies by Adam Creighton, The Australian Newspaper, Friday January 23rd 2015, page 29.

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July 27, 2022

13 million tourists travelled to Japan in 2014

Foreign currency Euro copyright peter hanami 2010
Picture: Foreign currency Euro

“A record 13.4 million tourists travelled to Japan last year…JNTO said international tourist arrivals rose 29 per cent last year…and their spending jumped 40 per cent to more than Y 2 trillion (AUS $ 20.6 billion)”

Source: Chinese shoppers flock to Japan by Eric Pfanner, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper, Thursday January 22nd, 2015 page 25.

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July 25, 2022

Sony shutting down Music Unlimited service

Sony Walkman copyright peter hanami 2010
Picture: Sony Walkman


“Sony (is) …shutting down…Music Unlimited at the end of March (2015)…the streaming service, one of the biggest in Japan, is integrated into Sony’s PlayStation consoles…Spotify will now power the music for PlayStation users in 41 markets…Spotify hasn’t launched in Japan….despite negotiating for years with Japanese record labels, which still rely heavily on CD sales for profit”

Source: Sony’s music streaming exit fuels shake-out, By Hannah Karp, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper, Friday January 30th, 2015, page 23.

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July 16, 2022

Japans Maglev built without government subsidies

Train station Japan copyright peter hanami 2015
Picture: Train station Japan 

“Japan’s most profitable high-speed rail operator, JR Tokai, is building a maglev system between Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka without government subsidies. The system relies on superconducting magnets to lift, stabilise and propel trains at 500km/h within a guide-way”

Source: We will get better cities if we have more of them, by Brian Toohey, Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 20th October, 2015, page 55.

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