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The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo


Japanese Retailers See Mixed Sales in February

Cold weather helped to move winter items out shop doors, but snow kept customers from shopping.

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The Isetan store in Tokyo


Isetan Mitsukoshi’s Q1 Net Slips 1.9 Percent

Foreign exchange factors hit the company’s bottom line, despite higher sales and lower expenses.

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The Mitsukoshi store in Ginza, Tokyo


Retail Sales in Japan Increase in June

Earlier-than-usual summer clearance sales, as well as strong demand from overseas visitors, contributed to the rise.

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A Uniqlo store in Shinjuku, Tokyo


Uniqlo, Other Discounters in Japan Hit by Warm Weather

Sales at discount stores fell in Japan in December, while most department stores saw slight increases.

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Isetan in Tokyo.


Currency, Duties Bite Into Isetan Mitsukoshi H1 Profits

Operating profits for Japan’s largest department store operator dropped 20 percent.

clock November 8, 2016Kelly Wetherille

A Uniqlo store in Shinjuku, Tokyo


Warm Weather Chills Clothing Sales in Japan

October sales declined at retailers including Uniqlo, Isetan, Takashimaya and Hankyu.

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Isetan Mitsukoshi Net Profit Falls 43.5% in Fiscal Q1

The Japanese department store operator blamed lower sales, rising costs and a change in its membership card system.

clock July 29, 2016Kelly Wetherille

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings


Japanese Retailers Register Mixed Sales in March

Revenues at Fast Retailing were down, while those at H2O Retailing were up during the month.

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Mitsukoshi to Open Boutique in Paris

The unit at Japan’s cultural center is seen as a precursor to a larger unit.

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Government and Trade

Japan Enters Recession in Q3

The country’s third-quarter gross domestic product contracted 0.8 percent on annualized basis, its second straight quarter of negative growth.

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Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings


Isetan Net Leaps 78.1% in H1

The Japanese retailer raised its sales and profit guidance for the fiscal year.

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Uniqlo store in Tokyo


Japanese Department Stores Register Gains in July

However, Uniqlo, whose business is more dependent on the weather, didn’t experience the same success.

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Japan Retailers See Strong May

Several leading Japanese retailers saw significant sales growth in May, thanks to a low comparative base, a lucrative holiday period and high temperatures that boosted sales of summer items.

clock June 2, 2015Kelly Wetherille

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings


Isetan Mitsukoshi FY Net Grows

The department store operator saw its full-year profit jump more than 40 percent on a low base as sales dipped in the wake of last year's sales tax hike.

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Isetan Opens New Concept Shop

As it continues to shift its focus to include not only traditional department stores but also small- and medium-sized concept shops, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings is opening a new multibrand boutique in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.

clock April 2, 2015Kelly Wetherille



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