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Muji Japan moves online as Covid-19 crisis closes stores

Muji Japan has launched an online store on Amazon, strengthening its e-commerce presence as the Covid-19 crisis closes stores.

Muji parent Ryohin Keikaku caught in US$68 million tax dodge

Muji store parent Ryohin Keikaku has been found to have dodged paying US$68.3 million in tax by transferring taxable income to its operations in China.

Global brands continue to shutter stores across China as coronavirus spreads

Widespread temporary store closures continue across China as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.

Ikea China closes all stores in wake of coronavirus

Swedish furniture and homewares chain Ikea has closed all of its mainland Chinese stores in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Muji Vietnam launch imminent

The first Muji Vietnam store is set to open within three months, a year after the Japanese household goods and apparel chain established an office in the country.

Muji loses Chinese trademark infringement case

A Chinese court has ruled Japanese retailer Muji must pay RMB626,000 (US$89,000) and apologise to a local firm after losing a trademark-infringement case.

Alibaba’s Singles Day sales up 26 per cent on last year

Alibaba’s Singles Day retail promotion is over for another year – and predictably a new record was set.

Muji Thailand to open largest store yet, includes ‘coffee corner’

Muji Thailand is launching its largest outlet at Bangkok’s new 222,000sqm mixed-use lifestyle complex, Samyan Mitrtown.

Muji apologises for Shanghai slur

Japanese retailer Muji has issued an apology to the Chinese people for referring to an historic neighbourhood in Shanghai as the “French Concession” in a social media post.

Muji apologises for Shanghai slur

Japanese retailer Muji has issued an apology to the Chinese people for referring to an historic neighbourhood in Shanghai as the “French Concession” in a social media post.

South Koreans start boycotting Japanese retailers

Japanese retailers GU and Muji are being boycotted by South Korean consumers as diplomatic crisis widens.

Inside the new Muji store in Manhattan

Personalistion is at the core of the brand new Muji store in Manhattan.