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 Post subject: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:54 pm 
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I need some help. When I go to Japan I want to bring some gifts to my many suppliers (I'm meeting with 8 companies). Any suggestions on what to bring?

The main requirement is small size. I can't be bringing 8 big teddy bears on the plane with me. :)

I have a couple ideas but you guys often come up with better suggestions.



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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:22 pm 

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Maybe you can give them pictures of their knives being used or displayed by their happy owners


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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Get something made by local artisans that represents where you live (maybe something you might find at local farmer's market)....or get Pierre to make eight more of those straight razors :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:49 pm 
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As part of your offerings, what about some small, but really unique cutting boards from your friend Mr. Loftis at Lone Star Artisans. I don't know how heavy they would be, but maybe he could ship them to your hotel in Japan or something. They sure look amazing on his web site!

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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:18 pm 

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Beef jerky.

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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:27 am 

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Hooks 15 yr cheddar, petite frere from crave brothers, blue monte dairy's bandaged cheddar, marike Gouda plus many many more cheese!


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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:29 am 

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Also don't forget Gail ambrosious chocolates!


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 Post subject: Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:14 am 

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Single Malt Scotch works for me. Love the 18 year olds maybe 21 year old Springbank Single Barrel Single Malt...


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