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Video: Japanese store employs robot Robovie to enforce mask-wearing
Robovie reminds a customer to put on a mask.

Video: Japanese store employs robot Robovie to enforce mask-wearing

A robot has signed on as the newest staff member at a store in Japan, taking on the job of ensuring customers wear masks and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Robovie, dev...
Walmart sells down stake in Japan’s Seiyu to KKR, Rakuten
Uniqlo revives Jil Sander tie-up in post-pandemic move upmarket
Shiseido cuts outlook as prolonged pandemic hits cosmetics sales
VIDEO: Max Brenner director shares plans for APAC expansion

Japan Archives

Japan’s Zozo reveals next-gen body-measuring suit for digital shoppers

Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc says the successor to its "Zozosuit" body-measuring suit has solved the flaws...

Tokyu department-store chain quits Thailand

Japanese department-store chain Tokyu is to exit Thailand, the latest Japanese retailer to withdraw from the country.
Uniqlo entrance

Fast Retailing bullish about recovery as Asian expansion pays off

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing may have reported a decline in sales in its full-year results, but that drop was far less t...
Tsutaya Book in Ginza

Japan’s Tsutaya Books opens first China outlet, in Hangzhou

Japan’s Tsutaya Books has launched its first China outlet in Hangzhou, set to be followed by a second store later this y...

Uniqlo opens giant store in Hamburg

Japan’s Fast Retailing has opened a giant Uniqlo store in the heart of Hamburg.