TOKYO — More than a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a slew of fashion events in Japan to be canceled or drastically scaled back, trade show organizers here are reporting that buyer and exhibitor numbers are back to pre-quake levels, and in some cases even on the rise.
The difficulties that followed the tragedy also seem to have injected some fresh motivation and creativity into Japan’s fashion show scene, as organizers continue to add new periphery events and begin to look overseas.
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