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Monocle makes its mark in Tokyo

Monocle is seemingly infatuated with Japan and all things Japanese, which is hardly surprising given the magazine’s ascendancy to being a global authority on style and trends in design, business, culture, food, fashion and retailing. The magazine has opened a small network of stores in major international cities – some short-life popups like one in Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford department store several years ago and others of a more permanent nature, like in London’s hip Marylebone. …

Noodle chain gets Cool Japan funding

A premium ramen noodle restaurant chain is set for an overseas roll-out sponsored by a Japanese government entrepreneurial fund. Cool Japan Fund, which currently has 100 billion yen in its kitty with which to sponsor Japanese companies expanding offshore, will invest 2 billion yen (US$16.51 million) in Fukuoka-based Chikaranomoto Holdings which runs 120 Ippudo-branded ramen restaurants in Japan and mainly Asian cities already. The one photographed above is in Bangkok. Ippudo means one wind…

From Burberry to Brick Lane

Jon Bird looks at the many shapes and forms of great retail from around the globe.

Tattoo-inspired Japanese concept hits London

Edgy Japanese fashion concept opens its first branded store.

Uniqlo reopens on Regent St

Relaunched Uniqlo London flagship store offers fresh innovations.

First Google store opens in London

Google – the shop – now open in London.

British shopkeepers recall riot horror – updated

16,000 police put on London’s streets, but riots spread to other cities.