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Uniqlo's London flagship

Retail

Fast Retailing’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps 69.1%

Uniqlo’s parent said the rise was largely due to a foreign exchange gain.

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FC Barcelona Rakuten Tokyo Messi Neymar

Fashion Scoops

Rakuten Kicks Off Sponsorship Deal With FC Barcelona

The Japanese e-commerce giant is the club’s main global partner, as well as its official innovation and entertainment partner.

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Gordon Reid, Uniqlo's newest global brand ambassador

Fashion Scoops

Gordon Reid: Uniqlo’s New Global Brand Ambassador

He is the world’s top male professional wheelchair tennis player and the first British athlete to hold the role at the company.

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Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. holiday collection

Color Cosmetics

Exclusive: Shu Uemura Taps Super Mario for Holiday Collection

Artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide said both brands represent Japanese pop culture.

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Muji Hotel Tokyo Ginza

Real Estate

Muji Plans Its First Hotel for Tokyo’s Ginza District

The complex, due to open in 2019, will also include the retailer’s largest store to date.

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The Mitsukoshi store in Ginza, Tokyo

Retail

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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The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Retail

Takashimaya’s Net Profit Grows 44.7% in Q1

A rise in sales and a gain on the sale of stocks contributed to the increase.

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A rendering of the Dita flagship in Aoyama, Tokyo.

Fashion Scoops

Dita to Open Flagship in Japan

The Aoyama store will be the brand’s second international location.

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The United Arrows men's flagship in Harajuku.

Fashion Scoops

United Arrows to Close Harajuku Women’s Store, Renovate Men’s Building

The two stores will be combined under the name “United Arrows One,” marking the retailer’s 25th anniversary.

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Pierre Hardy at the "Walk with Pierre Hardy" exhibit in Tokyo.

Footwear

Pierre Hardy Stages Photo Exhibit in Tokyo

Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of his Japan boutique, the designer worked with students on the project.

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Carol Lim and Humberto Leon in the Kenzo store in Ginza.

Ready To Wear

Kenzo Hits Tokyo to Fete New Store and Perfume

The events included a press conference and cocktail at the store, and an after party at a roller rink.

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A suite at Trunk Hotel in Tokyo.

Lifestyle

Compass: Tokyo’s Newest Boutique Hotel Is a Place for Socializing

With only 15 guest rooms, Trunk Hotel also invites the public to use its spacious lounge and terrace, as well as numerous event spaces.

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A Shiseido outpost at Bloomingdale's.

Financial

Shiseido Profit Drops 48.7% in Q1

Despite a rise in sales, one-time gains in the same prior-year period bit into the company’s bottom line.

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Retail

Rakuten’s First-Quarter Net Profit More Than Doubles

The Japanese e-commerce giant has been aggressively pursuing sales promotion activities, as well as investing in new technologies.

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Isetan in Tokyo.

Financial

Isetan Mitsukoshi’s FY Net Profit Falls 43.5%

Lower tax-free sales to overseas visitors, as well as a smaller tax benefit, bit into the company’s bottom line.

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