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Japan Archives

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July retail sales in Japan slides by 2.8 per cent

New information released by the government of Japan shows a significant drop in retail sales for July this year, as reve...

Massive China boost for Tiffany & Co aids return to profit

Aided by a massive sales boost in Mainland China, luxury jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co returned to profitability in th...

Japan’s 2nd Street to launch in Taiwan

Japanese pre-owned fashion retailer 2nd Street is launching in Taiwan with its first outlet set to open in Taipei.

Featured store: ‘Also Moonstar’ flagship in Fukuoka

Moonstar's new flagship store located in Fukuoka, was created by Toru Shimokawa architects to celebrate the brand’s 145 ...

Shiseido appoints transgender actress Hunter Schafer as global ambassador

Japanese beauty label Shiseido has appointed Hunter Schafer as its global brand ambassador.

Uniqlo launches new range with French fashionista Ines de la Fressange

Uniqlo has teamed up with former French fashion model Ines de la Fressange to produce a range of clothing where comfort ...

Japan’s Nanamica chooses New York City for US debut

Japanese clothing label Nanamica is to open its first international store in New York City, choosing a neighbourhood nea...

Fancl Asia sale could fetch US$1bn for Hong Kong owner

Fancl Asia distributor CMC Holdings is reportedly looking to sell the business in a deal that could be worth as much as ...

Pandemic culls Asics revenue

Japanese sportswear retailer Asics has posted a steep drop in revenues as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Openings & closings

World’s first % Arabica drive-thru store set for opening

Japanese gourmet coffee chain % Arabica is to open its first drive-thru concept store, in Murouj, Kuwait.