London Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Inside Retail Asia
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. …
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…
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Edgy Japanese fashion concept opens its first branded store.
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