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Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

Japanese department stores show early signs of recovery post Covid-19

Sales by Japanese department stores slumped by between 20 and 30 per cent year on year in June, but that was a lesser rate than in May.

Japanese entrepreneur revisits nation’s golden apparel era with Factelier

Toshio Yamada, founder of Factelier, is a young Japanese entrepreneur who wants to preserve the craftsmanship of his country’s apparel industry.

Kith opens Tokyo flagship store

US multibrand streetwear and sneaker retailer Kith is to open its first international flagship store, in Tokyo, Japan this Saturday.

Chinese tea chain Nayuki launches in Japan

Chinese fruit-based cheese tea brand Nayuki is making its debut in Japan, opening its first cafe in the Zero Gate shopping complex in Osaka.

Singapore’s Ya Kun Kaya Toast makes second foray into Japan

Singaporean breakfast chain Ya Kun Kaya Toast is attempting to crack the Japanese market, opening a store in Tokyo in a second foray into the country.

Espoir enters offline channels in Japan

Amorepacific’s makeup brand Espoir has entered Japanese offline retail channels after making an online debut in April.

6ixty8ight makes Japanese debut with online launch

Hong Kong lingerie brand 6ixty8ight marks its Japanese debut on June 20 by launching an e-commerce store.

McDonald’s sales figures show marked improvement as Covid-19 lockdowns eased

Newly released McDonald’s sales figures have shown a marked global improvement for the business sequentially from late March through May despite Covid-19.

Shiseido Beauty Square concept store opens in Tokyo

Shiseido is to open its new beauty retailing concept store Beauty Square in Tokyo’s Harajuku district today.

Lawson Japan to stock Muji products

Muji products will soon be stocked in Lawson Japan outlets, and further daily-use products will be developed under a new private brand.

Japanese department store Odakyu launches service to serve Chinese at home

Japanese department store Odakyu has partnered with Taeltech marketplace to launch service in China.