Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Exproting pearls from Japan

During January to September, the amount and quantity of exporting pearls from Japan went down about 50% compared with last year.

The reasons are stock marketing crush and weak US dollar since October 2008.

Actually it is hard to predict next year for pearl business, however we only can say we have to produce fine quality of Japanese Akoya pearls.

Otherwise nobody wants to wear pearls necklace anymore.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tahitian Black Pearls auction in Kobe

Tahitian Black Pearls auction was held in Kobe.

Most of buyers came from Asia.

The quality fo pearls were little bit less luster compare with past.

There were few peacok color.

Prices were strong for fine quality and weak for medium to commercial quality.

There were many pf 10 - 11mm. for Japanese market.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Golden Week this year

Japan has vacation as national holidays in May, it called "Golden Week".
It starts from April 28 to May 6 this year.
Economy situation is not good right now, so some companies take 18days of day off.

Japanese government make price of free way down recently.
Also price of gasoline has been down compared with last year.
So there are heavy traffic jam this Golden Week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My dog run!

It is Cherry blossom season now.

My dog likes run, run, run!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Japanese Akoya pearls auction

Japanese Akoya pearls auction has been started.

Quality of this year depend on the place. Some area made very good quality, however some area made poor quality.
So it is not easy to say price of this year.

In general, price of fine quality is strong. Particularly price of 6 to 7mm is strong.

Price of poor quality is weak. Because economy situation is not good in all over the world including Japan.

Many pearl farms are closed the business, so total quantity is down.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pearl Export business

I'm proud of my business and I like my business very much.
I can sell merchandise of our country, I can explain how nice of Japanese goods and I can communicate with all over the world.

So I wish I could export more and more of Japanese Akoya Pearls, however the situation is not easy now.
The quantity of Japanese Akoya pearls are limited in recent years, particularly good quality.
Also Japanese Yen is too strong against other currency.

Actually I couldn't help these things. It's beyond my controll.

So our company sift more domestic sales in recent years and it couldn't help.

I haven't heard from many of our over sea buyers.
I miss that I negotiate with them.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

New year 2009 has been started.
Our office will be opened tomorrow.

New crop auction of Akoya pearls will be started middle of this month.
It is difficult to predict the price of them.
It should be going down from last year as economy situation and exchange rate.
However we predict that probably the price of good quality would be same or higher than last season.

Because the demand of high quality is still strong and the quantity is short.

It is difficult job to making our price lists of 2009.