Japan to aid internet businesses market disaster-related merchandise to international buyers

Japan, the United States and between China cross-border consumer market (2010)

As we already know Japan has been working to move equipment, produce, and merchandise from the affected regions first to the distant regions of Japan, later the announcement was made that some items would also be provided as aid to needing countries around the world.

I even read a few articles this weekend about how it is severely affecting the perception of the Japanese used vehicle industry internationally.

This latest update is also bizarre and unreal.  I had to send it over to a Japanese blogger, EX-SKF just to make sure that I hadn’t translated it wrong.

The Japanese central government is subsidizing new businesses in disaster affect areas including Fukushima to set up web stores to sell merchandise and other items online.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry will aid individuals and businesses from the affected areas by releasing funds for opening and support operations (also translation fees, etc.).

The businesses may or may not be located in the affected areas, or may only be selling some disaster-related merchandise.

The proposal is geared from entrepreneurs who either work at home or have convenience stores.  The goal is to improve the awareness of consumers outside of the affected areas of the need for support for reconstruction and repopulation for the hard-hit areas.

Initially the project is expected to assist over 200 companies in affected areas.  However as furthershrinking of domestic markets is a concern, as well as further decline in population, the industry has been aimed at moving its focus into overseas markets.

The notice mentions some “difficult” issues; such as customs problems and troubles with getting such a company started, but says that the benefit is already proven.

Obviously the greatest incentives are for businesses in the disaster areas, but the Japanese government is also willing to help distribute the potentially affected materials to all parts of Japan if businesses are willing to sell disaster-related products.

Country of saleOnline sales servicesPlanned supportive services
Europe and the United StatesEbay and J-StoresAt least 70 Companies

China

Gishi Jie (by Jay) (Baijei) Taobao网(Taobao), Jie佰宜Linux/TreasureAt least 70 Companies

Taiwan

Yahoo! Taiwan, PChome StoreAt least 60 Companies

 

This project will be available in Aomori, Akita, Iwate Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, and other designated “disaster areas”.

 initial cost (opened fees, etc. ) Cost before (monthly fees, etc. ) 
Business located in disaster area 1 / 2 auxiliary 1 / 2 auxiliary
Disaster-related products business (not necessarily in disaster area) 1 / 2 auxiliarynone
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  1. joybusey@gmail.com'

    Oh, for heaven’s sake! This takes the old adage – “Dilution is the Solution to Pollution” – to a whole new level!

  2. enturis88@hsmail.com'

    This is absolute insanity.

    I will never, ever buy anything that even hints of Japanese origin. Ever.

  3. zucchero_zuppo@yahoo.co.jp'

    Here in Japan, the most critical environmental issue is the radioactive debris which is now to be spread all over Japan to be incinerated without radioactive protection, which is logically supposed to pollute most of the country.

    Spreading the radioactive debris is a spin-off of a few general contractors’ monopolization “conspiracy” with greedy government. Kajima Corp. and other monopolistic enterprises has occupied the radioactive debris incineration project. But it’s impossible for them to perform it within the stricken area (Fukushima and other Tohoku districts). So they and the government make a plan to spread the debris all over this country to be incinerated.

    A suicidal fascism for radioactive incineration all over Japan has been rapidly on the rise. All the Japanese products (for example, Toyota cars) will be polluted radioactively. We, the Japanese people, are losing the refuge in this country.

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    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120406p2g00m0dm019000c.html

    Toyota mulls helping with disposal of disaster debris
    “(mainichi Japan) April 06, 2012″

    NAGOYA (Kyodo) — Toyota Motor Corp. is considering helping dispose of the massive amounts of debris left by the powerful earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan last year, Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said Thursday.
    Omura said he made a formal request to Toyota to build a disposal facility on the premises of its plant in Tahara, Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, and the automaker gave a forward-looking response.

    The governor also said Chubu Electric Power Co., which serves five central Japan prefectures, offered to study accepting the Aichi prefectural government’s proposal to build a disposal facility at the utility’s thermal power plant in Hekinan, also in Aichi.
    Both Toyota and Chubu Electric said their decisions will be based on the premise that the prefectural government gains the acceptance of the municipalities where the plants are located.

    There are concerns that rubble from areas hit by the quake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 may be contaminated with radioactive materials released due to the disaster-triggered nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
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