『BCCJ ACUMEN』Volume 2 / Issue 4のまとめ
Effects of Earthquake on the Australian Dollar and Yen
Japan’s importance to Australia is undoubted, as it is the country’s second-largest market after China, taking 19% of exports. Disruption to Japan’s economy might, therefore, be seen as a short term negative for Australia.
China Military Concern
The UK-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) expresses concern over China in its “Military Balance 2011” paper, the Asahi Shimbun reported on 8 March.
Car Production Increase
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. CEO Toshiyuki Shiga said at the Geneva International Motor Show that he plans to increase production at the firm’s UK plants, the Nikkei reported on 2 March.
Tyre Seller to Be Sold
Itochu Corp. will buy Kwik Fit from private equity firm PAI partners for about ¥85bn, the Business Link blog reported on 3 March.
LNG Deal Signed for Oz
Tokyo Gas and the BG Group signed a deal to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Australia, the Nikkei reported on 7 March.
Coach Training in London
The Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) said that former judo competitor Maki Tsukada will go to London for coach training, the Asahi Shimbun reported on 10 March.
Wedding Plans Changed
The Imperial Household Agency said Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako will not attend the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April following the earthquake and tsunami, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 21 March.
Kawaii Trend Dismissed
Reports saying the kawaii (cute) pop culture style is having an impact on UK youth and society were widely ridiculed on forums and by bloggers in early March.