We’re healthy and well in Tokyo. Happy to have additional parking at the office!
Designed to fit in narrow places. Japan must have the thinnest vending machines in the world. There are more machines in country than any other country we’ve seen.
The virus fears for Wuhan Corona Virus COVID-19 has taken its toll on small businesses in Japan. With just over 1/3 of the deaths this year that influenza had last year, it has definitely been overblown by the media and others who have sought to stoke virus fears.
Very sad to see all the businesses decimated by the fear. Recovery coming soon!
Hey, where’s Kanye West on the ballot?? This year you also vote for a ‘Kennedy’ if you don’t mind American socialists.
Apple, currently the most valuable company in the world has stores around the globe. In Japan alone they must have 12.
You can buy their stuff anywhere. Would you line up to get into their store? These people in Tokyo’s Ginza district are.
Get on TV in Japan and you’ve got instant crowds
In Japan, if you can get on TV, for those who still watch it, you will peak interest in you or your product. Costco Japan is not particularly interesting but all the TV exposure has given them a lot of foot traffic and sales. The (bad) news is one of our favorite restaurants was highlighted in a local TV show Saturday night. That means lines of people.
Here an Indian restaurant, Andhra Kitchen, that has existed for years in Tokyo (between Ginza and Kyobashi) got on TV. The result? A line 40 people deep for lunch before opening, on a back street. interestingly enough. All those in line were locals. Bet the owner is happy! (He’s a former software guy who opened a couple restaurants in Tokyo). That location should be busy for weeks to come. But what about his other restaurant?
Wow! Just what everyone wanted, an automatic hand washing detector! A nanny on your wrist. Maybe a feature better for parents with their kids?
The new Apple Watch Series 6 was announced today. Not too different from the Apple Watch Series 5… or Apple Watch Series 4, for that matter.
They’ve got many new faces that seem to channel (mimick) Rolex sport watches such as the Submariner, Explorer, and even the GMT Master with that ‘new’ face.
Watching a piece of the video announcement makes one wonder, are we running short of creativity here?