🌸Japanese Customer : Japanese Customer Newsletter December 9th 2013


December 09, 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter December 9th 2013

Japanese Customer Newsletter, December 9th 2013.

#1. Energy

“Japan's monthly payments for LNG imports increased 77.5% from 2011 to 2013…Japan pays very much higher prices for LNG than Europe or US.”

Source: Record liquid natural gas costs:77.5% increase…and solar advances, July 23rd 2013, Eurotechnology Japan

#2. Economy

“Japan’s GDP accounts for 22 percent of the 12 TPP members. This is a huge and attractive market to the other members, so the size of the Japanese market is a resource for negotiations,”

Source: Japan may be latecomer but TPP trade party has just begun
BY KAZUAKI NAGATA,July 22nd 2013, Japan Times

#3 Food

“Fujitsu Ltd. will become the first major Japanese electronics maker to engage in full-scale vegetable production when it turns an idled semiconductor factory in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, into a lettuce-growing facility.”

Source: Fujitsu turning idled chip factory into lettuce plant
By KAZUMI TAKO, July 5th 2013, Asahi Shimbun

#4. Beer

“Brimmer Brewery, based in Kawasaki, produces four premium international craft beers, focusing on American and British style ales available all year round…The better a craft brewery does here in Japan, the better we all do” Scott Brimmer

Source: The right brew for you, By Chris Betros, July 22nd 2013, Japan Today

#6. Quote

“ Two maids were unnecessary in the small house of a single woman, but Tatsu had taken advantage of a moral ambiguity in the household and risen above the status of a servant” p44

Yasunari Kawabata

Source: The Lake

#7. Technology

“Menswear maker …Konaka Co…developed an odor-free dress shirt. .. Mushon Fabric shirts…went on sale in May priced at 3,990 yen….The shirts retain deodorant effectiveness even after repeated washings. The nanotechnology-based deodorant material …permeated with a solvent that neutralizes ammonia, the major culprit behind unpleasant body odor.”

Source: Latest fashion is smart and high-tech, July 22nd 2013, Asahi Shimbun

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