Japanese Customers news round
up for Tuesday the 7th of February, 2012
Picture: Japanese Customers driving in Tokyo
1. Japanese customers not yet sold on Facebook as a social media vehicle
“Fewer than 15 percent of all Internet users in Japan are on Facebook…In Japan,..Facebook has a cultural problem. Japanese consumers typically surf the Web under pseudonyms. They have had little use for Facebook, which demands that its members be listed by their legal names ”
Source: Boston Globe
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2. Photos of Gokoyama, Toyama , Prefecture Lit up for Winter
“wooden dwellings known as “gassho –zukuri “ (which translates to houses built in the form of hands in prayer)
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3. Foreign car sales in Japan – two stories – you decide!
“U.S. cars do not fit Japan’s market or Japanese consumers’ requirements”
“sales of foreign-brand cars, trucks and buses surged 28.9 percent to 13,093 units.(in January). Japan Automobile Importers Association said.
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4. Japanese corporations on spending spree of foreign acquisitions
“Japanese firms spent a total of $70 billion (£42 billion) on foreign acquisitions last year, capitalising on substantial cash reserves, a strong yen and attractive valuations, reports Reuters."
Source: Inside Japan Tours
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5. Toyota hybrid car sales double in year
“Sales of the Prius hybrid.. in January.. 29,108 units, staying as Japan's best-selling vehicle for the eighth consecutive month..Honda Motor Co.'s Fit .. came second with .. 21,449 units, followed by Daihatsu Motor Co.'s Mira, ..9,795 units.”