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2013 June

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Jun

Time for a Change

By Dominic Carter

 

After years of reporting on a Japanese consumer in retreat, we believe we are starting to see a sea change.

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27

Jun

Springtime Comes to Consumerland

By Dominic Carter

 

Those of us who have lived in Japan for some time will often marvel at how quickly and definitely the seasons change. One day it’s winter and the next it’s spring – such is the speed with which the seemingly entrenched weather pattern can change. So also it seems with the economic mood. As late as six months ago I was making presentations to our clients on the basis that we were faced with a consumer in full retrenchment.

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