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April 12, 2012

News Thursday 12th, April 2012


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Thursday  12th, April 2012







Book: Japanese Tourism & Travel Culture


Editorial Review:

"Japanese people are one of the most widely travelling peoples in the world both historically and in contemporary times."







1. What is the Japanese spirit?

"If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun!" 

— Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801), nativist thinker and poet

Source: Japan Times



2. Japan and trade with Asia in 2010?

* Merchandise exports to Asia 2010 -Japan - $US 431 billion
* Merchandise imports from Asia in 2010 – Japan - $US 312 billion
* Foreign Direct Investment in Asia 2010 – Japan 
- % of total outward FDI stocks - - $US 233 billion

Source: BCA calla for regional investment – 
The Asian Century 
Australian Financial Review 
Tuesday 10/4/12, p 11



3. Australia welcomes Japanese tourists as they become top five target

"Japanese tourists to Australia in February, 2012 – 28,100 up 2%"

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
From article: $1 billion pitch for tourists from Asia by Robert Upe, Tourism Writer, The Age Newspaper, Tuesday 10/4/12/ page 2



4. Japanese tourists when away from Japan miss Japanese food

Most of our Japanese guests want traditional food because they're away from Japan and miss it,” 


"Japanese people are one of the most widely travelling peoples in the world both historically and in contemporary times."



5. Japanese household electricity consumption from 1970’s up to now

"Average monthly electricity consumption by a Japanese household increased from:
 118.8 kW-hours in fiscal 1970,
185.0 kW-hours in fiscal 1980,
252.4 kW-hours in fiscal 1990
291.2 kW-hours in fiscal 1995
303.1 kW-hours in fiscal 2000
283.6 kW-hours in fiscal 2009."

Source: Japan Times


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