April 06, 2012

News Friday 6th, April. 2012


Japanese Customer News

Friday 6th, April. 2012

Book: Asia 2050

"Asia is in the midst of a truly historic transformation. If it continues to grow on its recent trajectory, it could, by 2050, account for more than half of global GDP, trade and investment"

1. Japanese world leaders in accessing media on their phones according to research

Japan …as a country where 76.2% of cell phone users accessed mobile media on their phones in 2011. That compares with 56.6% in the U.K. and 55.2% in the U.S. in 2011, according to industry researcher comScore.”

2.  Japan relies on food imports

Japan imports about 60 percent of its food


3. New Toshiba tablet weighs in at 535 grams

The Excite’s stylish, brushed magnesium alloy body is just 7.6 millimetres thick and weighs a feathery 535 grams. That makes it the most wafer-like 10-inch tablet on the planet. “

Source: The Globe and

4. Uniqlo  sales continue to grow

Last year Uniqlo’s Japanese sales were ¥600 billion ($7 billion); foreign sales were less than a sixth as much.”

5. The new Toyota FR-S sports car will sell  for under $25,000

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will begin selling its 2013 FR-S sports car this spring at a base price of $24,200 for the model with a six speed manual transmission.”

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