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Retailer Cocokara Fine may be acquired by its larger rival Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings to create the largest Japanese drugstore chain.
Japanese convenience-store chain 7-Eleven has suffered its first year-on-year downturn in more than nine years.
South Korean health-and-beauty stores have suspended sales of products from Japanese beauty firm DHC Corp, after the company made offensive remarks about Koreans.
Tokyo restaurant Kikanbo is to open its first Hong Kong restaurant in Causeway Bay.
The declining spending by Chinese and South Korean tourists in Japan is beginning to hurt listed retailers.
Uniqlo will close a store in central Seoul as a Japan boycott by South Korean consumers gains pace.
Japanese retailers GU and Muji are being boycotted by South Korean consumers as diplomatic crisis widens.
Upmarket Japanese coffee businesses are expanding into other Asian markets in an attempt to win over customers from global leaders such as Starbucks.
Japanese railway firm JR East is launching an unmanned, cashless NewDays convenience store at its Musashisakai Station.
FamilyMart Japan says almost half of its franchisees want to drop its signature 24-hour trading hours.
Struggling grocery delivery company and grocer Honestbee has a new CEO who has promised to revive the business with the support of investors.
Visitors from Mainland China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Taiwan now account for 18.5 per cent of global travel spending in the world’s top 200 cities.