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NTT Data to support VietUnion payment service

Japan’s NTT Data Corporation has agreed to take on pioneer Vietnam fintech company VietUnion Online Services.

Sekkisei to debut in US travel retail

Japanese brand Sekkisei is gaining a foothold in US travel retail with an installation at T Galleria by DFS in Hawaii.

First Japan Rail Cafe for Singapore

GuocoLand has announced it will be bringing a world first to Singapore, the tourist-themed Japan Rail Cafe.

Aeon Indonesia dumps c-store partner

Aeon Indonesia has ended its partnership with its local partner in the Ministop c-store chain.

Flagship store features Chuken Pachiko statue

Tokyo subculture fashion brand Vanquish has placed a statue of its Chuken Pachiko character in its Shibuya 109 Men’s Store.

Animate opening anime store for girls

Retail chain Animate is dedicating an all-new store in Tokyo to girls’ anime and manga.

Uniqlo US quietly closing stores

Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo US, which has 43 outlets in North America, has been retrenching amid slowing sales.

Chinese tourists expected to spend $45b

Chinese tourists will dominate in Asia Pacific this year, according to the MasterCard Asia Pacific Destinations Index.

Aeon Vietnam opening second HCMC mall

Aeon Vietnam inaugurates its second shopping centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Aeon Mall Binh Tan, on July 1.

Indonesian batik motifs to help workers

Japanese apparel company Uniqlo has launched a special collection of items featuring Indonesian batik.

Indonesian batik motifs to help workers

Japanese apparel company Uniqlo has launched a special collection of items featuring Indonesian batik.

H&M athleisure range challenges rivals

A new H&M athleisure wear range is to be launched in July, targeting the fashion’s fastest-growing category.