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Japan Archives

Retail sales surged in Japan and South Korea in May

Japan’s retail sales increased 3.6 per cent for a third consecutive month in May, South Korea saw double-digit growth du...

Japan retail sales fall for second successive month

Given the pandemic's longer-than-expected impact on Japanese manufacturers and consumers.

Japan’s retail sales rise for 3rd month, but overall trend still soft

The weak growth rate in Japan is pressuring policymakers to take fresh supportive measures on top of the massive existin...

Mattress retailer launches in Japan

E-tailer expands into new international market.

Acne Studios launching 48-hour online pop-up

Acne Studios is launching a 48-hour online pop-up store offering curated classics.

Asia-Pacific boosts Uniqlo profit

Profit soars 24 per cent, despite a more modest 3 per cent sales lift.

Ippudo restaurant owner applies for listing

Ramen restaurant chain Ippudo’s owner is expected to list shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as March.

Jetro helping convenience stores

Four major convenience store chains in Japan are teaming up with Jetro to expand overseas as TPP clears the way.

Jalux opens duty-free outlets in Hanoi

Japanese travel retailer Jalux has launched its first airport outlets outside Japan, with three stores at Hanoi Noi Bai ...

I.T. Limited sales rise despite Hong Kong

Apparel business I.T. Limited has boosted sales by 5.1 per cent to HK$3.393 billion in the first half year despite a slo...