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Japanese Customers News - 23/2/12


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Japanese Customers News - 23/2/12

Thursday 23rd February, 2012



Picture: Traditional Japanese House

1. Spending on education in Japan only 70% of OECD average according to study


“Japan's spending for education remains at a meager 3.3 percent of GDP and 9.4 percent of total public expenditure, both much lower than other OECD countries… The Japanese Constitution states that "Compulsory education shall be free. 




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2. Nuclear crisis 3/11 caused by Japan not quake – interview with Naoto Kan


“ information was sometimes slowly disclosed and at other times erroneous”


Source: Japan Times

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3. Japanese Customers income per capita 
1870 – 1998


Per capita income in thousands of 1990 international dollars

Country  1870    1913       1950       1973       1998
USA       2.4          5.3          9.6          16.7        27.3
Japan    0.7          1.4          1.9          11.4        20.4
Australia 3.6          5.7          7.5          12.8        20.4
Mean      2.1          3.8          5.9          12.6        19.9


Source: Chapter 3, Economics page 46, How Australia Compares, Tiffen & Gittens, 2nd Edition, 2009.,


(“Japan’s standard of living is estimated to have risen by a factor of 29…Japan’s post-WorldWar II ascent is evident”) page 47


4. Japans economic growth 1820-1998

Average per capita annual growth rates, 
1820-1998, %

Country
      1820-1870  1870-1913 1913-190  1950-1973  1973-1998
Japan        0.19         1.48            0.89           8.05            2.34
USA          1.34        1.82           1.61           2.45            1.99
Australia    3.99        1.05           0.73           2.34            1.89       
Mean       1.27        1.42           1.22           3.63             1.90

Source: Chapter 3, Economics page 48, How Australia Compares, Tiffen & Gittens, 2nd Edition, 2009.Table 3.3




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5. Japanese farmers testing growing rice in Queensland, Australia after Fukushima Nuclear Fallout wiped out 20,000 farms


"In Japan, they use a lot more water(to grow rice), whereas farmers in Australia are conservative in their water use


SourceWeekly Times Now

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