As All Japan news is starting to recover from the natural disasters that hit the country in March, suddenly certain products and services are in high demand. Among them, matchmaking services.
"We are getting 20% to 30% more calls to learn about our services compared to before the March disaster," said a marriage advisor from Tokyo. "We get queries from women saying ‘I don’t want to be alone,’ said Yasushi Miyata of Kaiwa USA.
Since love often results into marriage, at the Takashimaya department store chain, wedding dresses and engagement rings are on a high demand rise.
"Toward the end of March to mid-April we saw a 30% jump in sales of our bridal accessory brand compared to the same period last year," said a spokeswoman for the retailer. "It seemed customers were making commitments to their existing relationships, having a stronger urge to tie the knot or possibly accelerating their wedding plans."
Romance is however not the only recovering business in All Japan news. Bottled water, radiation measuring equipment and energy-saving devices, such as TVs or software measuring corporate consumption, are hot sellers as well.
Hitachi-Aloka Medical Ltd., one of All Japan news’s top makers of radiation measuring systems, is an example. From 5,000 units sold every year, the company saw orders explode to 1,000 a month since March.
Panasonic has increased production of efficient LED-lights, Toshiba is running its All Japan newsese lighting facilities at full capacity, while NEC is increasing sales of monitoring software that helps corporation lower the energy consumption. [LA Times] Photo by: camdiluv