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February 10, 2012

#jcustomer Japanese customer news round up Friday 10th February, 2012


Picture: Typical Japanese lunch - 
tofu, edamame (soy beans)








#jcustomer 

Japanese customer news round up Friday 10th February, 2012










1. Japanese customers demand for broiler meat (poultry) set to grow


“ Japan’s 2011 total broiler imports are projected to reach a 10-year record high of 840,000 MT (broiler meat up 7% to 450,000 MT and prepared products up 6% to 395,000 MT). "




Note: Broiler meat (Poultry) by country ranked here                                        Source: Index Omundi










2. Japanese customers can’t get enough of the works of Haruki Murakami


“(IQ84) It is a book full of anger and violence and disaster and weird sex and strange new realities, a book that seems to want to hold all of Japan inside of it “




3. Japanese Customers religious affiliations


Self Described religious affiliation in the 1970’s (%)


Roman Catholic 1%, Protestant 2 %, Non-Christian 87%, No religion 11 %, page 22


“The major religions in Japan are Buddhism and Shinto with many Japanese professing both” page 23


Source: How Australia Compares, Tiffen & Gittens, 2nd Edition.2009 ISBN 9780521712453








4. Japanese customers live in the biggest city in the world Tokyo


“Tokyo, Japan population in millions of people 35.2 million people, city’s share of national population 28%”


Source: How Australia Compares, Tiffen & Gittens, 2nd Edition. 2009. ISBN 9780521712453, page 20








5. Japanese customers life expectancy between the years 1900 – 2000


Japan – Year       1900 –   44.5 years,          1950 –   63.9 years, 2000 – 80.7 years

 Source: How Australia Compares, Tiffen & Gittens, 2nd Edition. 2009. ISBN 9780521712453, page 4           




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