The Yomiuri ShimbunLocal residents make fukuzasa bamboo branches on Saturday ahead of the Toka Ebisu festival to pray for business prosperity that will be held at Horaisan Sankeiin temple in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture. About 5,000 fukuzasa in 10 varieties, decorated with such good luck ornaments as large coins and rice bales, will be sold for ¥1,000 to ¥30,000. The festival expects about 30,000 visitors over three days from Tuesday.
By all accounts the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a success and a win for the company. Just last month Nintendo announced that they have managed to sell a little under 8 million units of the Switch, and it seems that the company also expects that within a year, they should be able to surpass the Wii U's lifetime sales.
For those unfamiliar, the Wii U is the Switch's predecessor and we suppose you could call it a flop and despite it being on the market for only five years, it has since been discontinued, but the failure of the console was not for naught. In a report from CNN Tech, Nintendo has credited the Wii U's failure for the Switch's success, claiming that they have learnt a lot from that failure which they have since addressed with the Switch.
Those inside the local division of the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they’re confident the Japanese marque’s broader approach will prove successful in the long run.
Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2017 Rally South Australia, Toyota Australia’s product public relations manager, Stephen Coughlan, said although current local infrastructure might be lagging behind that seen in other countries, long term, the brand should have enough alternatives to cover a wide array of future possibilities and outcomes.
Mazda Australia believes a core focus on private buyers and consistency in the Australian market are the key ingredients for its success down under, with the Australian market remaining the fourth largest for the Japanese brand globally.
Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt this week, the recently appointed boss of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said there is no simple answer to why Mazda does so well locally, but it’s a mixture of multiple factors.