Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Stockholm

Retail

Uniqlo to Enter Swedish Market

The fast-fashion company will open its first store in Stockholm this fall.

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Color Cosmetics

Shiseido Targets High School Students in Japan With New Brand

Insights and feedback from target customers will directly influence the products the company develops.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Shiseido Adds Second-skin Technology to Portfolio

Shiseido recently acquired two other technology businesses.

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Shiseido Inks Deal for Olivo

The deal follows Shiseido’s acquisitions of MatchCo and Giaran.

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A Uniqlo store in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Retail

Fast Retailing’s Profit Grows 12.7% in Q1

Revenue from Uniqlo International surpassed that of Uniqlo Japan for the first time.

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Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo Collaborates with Marimekko

The two companies will release a special-edition collection of women’s clothing and accessories

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Jun Takahashi

Designer and Luxury

A Peek Into the World of Undercover’s Jun Takahashi

He and the Soloist designer will stage back-to-back shows with the same theme at Pitti Uomo.

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Takahiro Miyashita

Mens Designer Luxury

The Soloist Eschews Streetwear Label

The line will be shown in tandem with Undercover at Pitti Uomo.

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The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Retail

December Sales in Japan Grow

Retailers were given a boost thanks to colder-than-usual weather and a busy sale season.

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Skin Care

Shiseido Develops Fully Personalized IoT Skin-care System

The system uses a special device and dedicated smartphone app to provide optimal care at any given time.

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Face creams from the new Kanebo brand

Human Resources

Kanebo’s President to Step Down; Successor Appointed

Yoshihiro Murakami will take over from Masumi Natsusaka effective Jan. 1.

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Kimono Roboto exhibit Tokyo

Fashion Scoops

Kimono Exhibit by Local and International Artists to Open in Tokyo

Featuring work by Björk and Peter Lindbergh, as well as high-tech robotics, the exhibit celebrates traditional craftsmanship.

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A look from Yoshikazu Yamagata's 2012 collection "The Seven Gods: Clothes from Chaos" for Writtenafterwards

Fashion Scoops

Yoshikazu Yamagata Stages Show and Exhibit at Tokyo’s Teien Museum

The events coincide with the tenth anniversary of Yamagata’s brand Writtenafterwards.

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Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo

Parties

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo

The intimate event was in celebration of Kors’ partnership with the World Food Programme.

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A screenshot of Rakuten's English shopping page.

Financial

Rakuten’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps More Than 60%

The Japanese e-commerce giant benefited from aggressive sales activities and investments in other companies.

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