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Chinese tea chain Mixue expands into South Korea and Japan

Chinese tea chain Mixue expands into South Korea and Japan

Chinese ice cream and tea chain Mixue Bingcheng has expanded its presence into South Korea and Japan ahead of a planned IPO, according to PanDaily.  Founded in 1997, the chain is known for selling beve...
Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo to open first physical store
Japanese jeweller Star Jewelry expands into China
Japanese eyewear retailer Aigan to exit China
Daiso eyes increasing its US store network more than 10 fold

Japan Archives

The China Syndrome: Japan department stores missing tourist shoppers

After a three-year wipeout, duty free sales are recovering, as tourism restrictions end. But the absence of travellers f...

Max Mara lands new flagship store in Omotesando, Tokyo

The 400sqm store spans four floors and was designed by Andrea Tognon architecture firm.

What Japan’s newly-opened border means for its struggling retailers

It’s an unprecedented time for Japan. Its currency is at a 32-year all time low, making its imports more expensive, and ...

Bain Capital to acquire Tokyo-based apparel firm Mash

Set to become one of the largest private equity deals in Japan's fashion industry, the deal is expected to be completed ...

7-Eleven parent to sell Sogo & Seibu for US$1.4 billion – report

Seven & I has been in talks with the SoftBank Group-affiliated investment fund to obtain the first refusal right.