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Japan Archives

Uniqlo owner to raise prices on fleece products due to weak yen

Consumer prices are surging in Japan after decades of deflation, driven by the yen's drop to a 20-year low against the d...

Starbucks Japan store showcases coffee grounds circularity

This is the second store in Japan to be verified under the Greener Stores Framework.

L’Oreal invests in Japanese beauty startup Sparty

The deal marked L’Oreal’s first venture capital investment in Japan.

Owndays launches premium concept store in Singapore

The new store features a distinct Japanese-styled aesthetic that pays homage to the origins of the brand.

Sake Hundred to open its first physical store

Sake Hundred Ginza Tokyo will offer retail experience in different forms, including providing pairing dishes devised for...

Analysis: A Japanese retailer with Lofty prospects

Loft is a home furnishings store that is hard to classify but should be easy to sell in various markets outside its nat...

Japanese luxury resale firm launches Allu USA as competition heats up

The site is expected to boost the performance of the company’s physical store, Selling Studio, in Soho, New York.

E-commerce enabler LinkieBuy to launch 100 Japanese retail brands in China

LinkieBuy, a Chinese e-commerce operator, has signed deals to introduce 100 Japanese retail brands to the China market.

From great terror to great opportunity: The rebirth of Isetan

Department store closings were once the mall owner’s Great Terror. Now, they can be the Great Opportunity.

Can Japan’s Aeon become a global juggernaut?

In Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, the mall industry is taking off. Aeon wants to be a bigger player.