- Japan's 9 customs houses handled 26,415 cases of fake imported goods in 2008, up 16.6 percent from 2007 and the seventh consecutive record;
- Cases linked to China (excluding Hong Kong), grew 33.6 percent from the previous year to 21,529;
- compared with 2004 the number of counterfeit itmes from China expanded about sixfold in 2008.
Read The Japan's Times article here.
In the video below you can see how the seized counterfeit goods, including fake Louis Vuitton bags, are being destroyed by Japanese customs (in the text under the moving images you can see the Kanji, which are the Chinese characters the Japanese also use: 中国 for China, plus 82 percent, which refers to the rounded up 81.5 percent of all seized counterfeits goods by Japanese customs that originate from China).