Mark Schreiber

Author and translator based in Tokyo since 1966, Schreiber is a former media analyst in market research.

Contributions

Media August 2019

What Japan thinks of Brexit and BoJo

Japanese Media February 2014

JAPAN NEWS

Japanese Media January 2015

Japan news

Expected favourites of 2015; an oral care star is born; new efforts to keep customers happy
Japanese Media December 2014

Japan News

Consumer hits for 2014; suburban wives set new trends; container cooperation yields savings
Japanese Media November 2014

JAPAN NEWS

Unsure plight of general retailers; buyers get savvy about e-commerce; poll: more students of foreign languages
Japanese Media October 2014

UK-Japan News

Sharp changes foreseen in e-commerce sector; evolution of "big three" convenience stores; supermarkets, foreign beers grab more sales
Japanese Media September 2014

Japan news

Legal changes eyed for all-night dancing; self-service set to help customers and shops; theme parks diversify to gain new revenue
Japanese Media August 2014

Japan news

Hanako magazine brings London to Japan; Staff shortages spawn "monster workers"; Ageing lorry drivers fuel fear of labour pinch
Japanese Media July 2014

Japan news

Mid-year round-up of consumer favourites; Tricks of the trade when taking paid holidays; Weather could dampen summer sales
Japanese Media June 2014

JAPAN NEWS

Boom in outlet malls; Burger shop's recruit plan; Firms offer novelty business cards
Japanese Media May 2014

JAPAN NEWS

Mackintosh shops expand product lines; Retail deals counter tax hike; Growth seen in food delivery; More people enjoy drinking wine at home
Japanese Media April 2014

japan news

New products for new markets; Poor posture hurts job hunt; Tax hike spurs spending cuts
Japanese Media March 2014

Japan news

Poll: Visitors' Top 10 Complaints; Local Wheat Stock Rising; Boost for Public Housing; Report: Foreign Labour May Not Be Enough
Japanese Media February 2014

what you missed in the japanese press

Forecasts for 2014; Tax Rise Prompts Shopping Rush; Jobs Shortage Seen; Late-night Bus Service Launched
Japanese Media January 2014

what you missed in the japanese press

Car Dealers Host English Lessons; Debate on Lower Adult Age; Baby Boomers Seen as Top Marketing Target; 2013 Product Ranks
Japanese Media December 2013

what you missed in the japanese press

New Retail Trend for Low-Cost "Fast Sundries"; Worker Turnover Highest in Hotel, F&B Sectors; Convenience Stores Leading Coffee Market; Return Rate Rising for Mail Order Items
Japanese Media November 2013

what you missed in the japanese press

Historic Market's Tenants, Visitors Going Global; Overseas Tourists to Receive More Tax Breaks; Korean Influence Seen Rising on Home-cooked Meals; Debate Rages over Price Display Methods
Japanese Media October 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Website Targets South-East Asian Tourists; Business Travellers Rank Favourite Hotels; Trading Raises for Recognition; Omotenashi Push for 2020 Games; McDonald’s Nabs Top Spot in Poll
Japanese Media September 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Brand Loyalty: The Best Products and Services; Discount Drugstores Target Thrifty Shoppers; "Photo Antics Harmful, but not Illegal"
Japanese Media August 2013

What you missed in the Japanese press

Motorways: Shop When You Stop; Are You Anti Social Media?; Meals on Wheels: Now, That’s Convenient; New Word Aims to Protect the Pregnant
Japanese Media July 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Bling and Home Loans Are Midyear Hits; “Moonlighting” Mini Cafes Perk up Coffee Sales; Putting the Alpha into Accommodation; Gearing Up for New Wardrobes
Japanese Media June 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Abenomics at Work?; Working to Reduce Waste; How Diets are Developing; Cheaper Models Drive Bike Boom
Japanese Media May 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

After Dark: Times Still Hard; Parental Presents; Will New LDP Policies Foment Clock-watching?; Getting Them Young
Japanese Media April 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Rise of the Herbivorous Spender; More Singles Forgoing the Group to Go It Alone; Poll: Public Cool on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid; Demand Grows as Camping Cars Shrink
Japanese Media March 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Targeting Insular and “New Yankee” Consumers; Cycling Overnighters; Department Stores, Railways Cater to Foreigners; Taxman Targets Expats; and Pack Rats: Enemies of the Economy
Japanese Media February 2013

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Recession Bites into Lunch, Drink Budgets; Edgy Kanto Consumers Shun Shopping; Net Poll Reveals Buyer Trends; Remote Rules Eased for Domestic Devices
Japanese Media January 2013

What you missed in the Japanese Press

Surge of Private Brands, In-house Training Preferred, Bailing Out of Tokyo, IC Cards to Be Accepted Nationwide
Japanese Media December 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Hitto Products Despite Tough Times, Duty-free System to Be Streamlined, Thirst for UK-style Pubs, Do You Walk on Escalators?
Japanese Media November 2012

What you missed in the Japanese Press

Leisure Consumption Still Falling, Where the Dankai Money’s Flowing, Snapping Back at Whingeing Clients, Geek Market Still Growing
Japanese Media October 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Bosses Forced to Coddle Costly Quitters, What's So Bad about North Kanto?, Snazzy Stations Push up Property Values, Latest Top 10 Hotel Ratings Reveal Surprises
Japanese Media September 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

When Diversity Upsets the Workplace, Who Gives the Best—and Worst—Service?, Konbini Wired for Sales, Items Sold Abroad Online
Japanese Media August 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Fears Grow over Industrial Spying, Auditing Housewives, Now It's One-coin Car Rentals, What "Buried Treasure" Do You Have at Home?, Hotels Get Creative
Japanese Media July 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

The "Other" London, Trend towards Bland Flavours, Pre-Consumption Tax Rise Sales Rush?, How to Spend My Summer Bonus, It's the Thought That Counts
Japanese Media June 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Stick Your Job!, Foreign Visitors Return, Exchange Rate Blues, Olympics Survey, Vanishing Bookstores
Japanese Media May 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

Over the past half decade, e-commerce transactions in Japan doubled, reaching a total value of ¥7.8trn in 2010. Following the 11 March, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, disaster-related products enjoyed particularly high demand, with sales via internet service firm Rakuten alone posting a six-fold rise between March and August.
Japanese Media April 2012

What You Missed In The Japanese Press

To reduce fixed costs, more firms have been relocating away from Tokyo’ s high-rent areas by delegating their back-office functions such as accounting, administration, personnel, procurements, etc., to outside the metropolitan area, or in some cases outside Japan.
Japanese Media March 2012

What You Missed In The Japanese Press

Catching on, according to the Sankei Shimbun (26 February), is the idea of "collaboration rooms", an arrangement according to which hotels tie up with manufacturers and direct-marking businesses to promote their products.
Japanese Media February 2012

What You Missed in the Japanese Press

In its predictions for 2012, the magazine Nikkei Trendy (December) notes that Japan’s music fans are expected to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ cutting their first single. “Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You” was recorded in June 1962 and released in the following October.
Books March 2011

People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman

“Lucie Blackman died … before I ever knew that such a person existed. In fact, it was only because she was dead or missing … that I took an interest in her at all”, admits Richard Lloyd Parry at the beginning of his book.