Apple: They’re Big in Japan, Says Nikkei -
"In case you missed it, Japan‘s The Nikkei news service this morning reported Apple (AAPL) topped Japan’s list of best consumer brands for the first time ever, jumping from 11th a year earlier, in a survey consisting of a thousand brands presented to 52,000 survey respondents. The iPad was among 40 top brands as well, Nikkei reports. Apple beat out Google (GOOG) at number two, pushing the search engine out of the top spot, and beat out Uniqlo, the Japanese clothier that is making a major push in the West, in third place. Coming in fourth was Google’s YouTube, and coming in fifth was Walt Disney (DIS). Apple shares are down $8.71, or 1.4%, at $601.15." - Winckel from Bookmarklet