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Tokyo tea taxis drive marketing message

Tokyo tea taxis offer more than a comfortable trip from A to B.

Hokkaido dairy pop-up educates, engages

A Hokkaido dairy pop-up ‘flagship’ shop has introduced Tokyo consumers to the northern brand.

MSGM opens boutique in Tokyo

Italian fashion label MSGM has opened its first boutique in Japan, in Tokyo’s Shibuya district.

Lotte Duty Free Ginza store opens

Tokyo’s new Lotte Duty Free Tokyo Ginza is the largest duty-free store in the Japanese capital.

Featured store: Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo

Nendo has recently completed the interior redesign of parts of the Seibu Shibuya department store in Tokyo.

Japan Kit Kat store wraps chocolate in gold

The Japan Kit Kat store Chocolatory is selling the ultimate indulgence this Christmas: chocolate bars wrapped in real gold.

Nike Japan reopens Kichijoji store

A new Nike Japan running concept store adjacent to Inokashira Park is a hub for runners in suburban Tokyo.

Starbucks tests smart smartphone case

Starbucks Japan has teamed with Uniform Experiment to create a smartphone case with which you can order and pay for your coffee in two test cafes.

Seiko Japan opens ‘Premium Boutique’

Seiko Japan has opened a world first “Seiko Premium Boutique” in Tokyo.

Rapas mail order to make retail debut

Beauty products mailorder business Rapas is to open its first physical store, in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

Japan retail rebounds

As the world’s fourth largest economy emerges from depression, global retailers are again taking Japan seriously. Over almost the last decade, Japan has been overlooked as a first priority market for the expansion of fashion brands. But now it is back with a vengeance and retailers are flooding to the market to boost their presence there. Until last year the world’s second biggest luxury market, Japan has suffered in recent years from a stagnant economy, highly valued currency and one …

Asian cities top rankings for global brands

Tokyo is the world’s hottest market for retail expansion, attracting 63 new global brands last year and heading a list dominated by Asian and Middle Eastern cities.