Friday, May 30, 2014

stubby holders

We decided to sell custom stubby holders in Japan this summer. I see them often in bars in bangkok but rarely see them in japan. Hoping they look something new to the people in japan. By the way do stubby holders come from Australia ? I see many .au web sites of stubby holders. Will let you know when we start sell.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Effect of consumption tax raise or not ?

Japan's consumption tax rate was raised to 8% from 5%. Sales of our promotional goods over internet seems to be some what affected by the raise because the sames amount does not look similar to the one of last year or last month.

Will this be because of the raise ? Or a part of large wave of business shrinkage ?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Do you like take of Chloride ? I still remember the smell and taste of chloride from the cooked fish that I had in a famous Japanese restaurant in a hotel by Silom. The retruant is BBQ style and you will pick fish, vegetable and meets that you like displayed on ice by the counter. I guess they wrap and keep left over materials in cool boxes and when they do it they add chloride. It is just my guess. When I ate the chloride taste fish I thought I would never come to this place again.

Then some months ago I heard over the radio that there was a test over teenagers in Japan about the taste of sandwiches sold in convenience stores in Japan, such as 7-11s and lawsons. Teenagers in Japan did not just mind the taste of chloride but they liked the taste of sandwiches with chloride over the ones without. Will this be the same in other countries ? May be yes.