Once again, this year, they're offering mystery bags to Japanese Apple Store customers. In the picture above you see the content the lucky ones who could grab one this year found in their bag. Stores sold only a limited number of Lucky Bags for the equivalent of $380US on January 2nd.
But the fun didn't end there. Each store offered workshops on photography, video-making and presentations to kids aged eight to 12-years-old. Adults could also share in the fun too, as a contest was held to find the best New Year's greeting card created on a Mac. All contest participants received small gift too.
"I am usually cutting corners. Reasonable lucky bags with items of good quality are helpful," a 50-year-old housewife from western Japan said. At Takashimaya Co.'s flagship Nihombashi store, some customers lined up before dawn and rushed to buy lucky bags on the food floor after it opened.
Sogo & Seibu Co. began offering two lucky bags worth 20.1 million yen each that will give the buyers the rights to have robots made to look like them. If more people want to buy the bags, there will be a draw. A female robot wearing a festive kimono was on display at a Sogo department store in the city of Saitama, saying "Happy New Year" to visitors.
Yoshiharu Asanuma, Business Owner said "Financial institutions seem to be gradually recovering, so I have high hopes that the economy may pick up this year. Well, life can be miserable without hope."
Also Tokyo's stock market opened up for the first day of trading of the New Year –with Asian equities helped by optimism that U.S. employment figures later in the week will reflect a sustained economic recovery. (Breitbart)