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Thom Browne Men’s Spring 2018

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Alexander McQueen Men's Spring 2018

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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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Models in the eight Dior couture looks Maria Grazia Chiuri designed specifically for the Tokyo show.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Fetes Tokyo Boutique With Couture Show and Men’s Presentation

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Kris Van Assche put on two very different events to emphasize the strength of the brand’s relationship with Japan.

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The exterior of the new Dior flagship in Tokyo's Ginza Six development.

Retail

Dior Plans Two Shows to Mark Its Largest Boutique in Japan

The house will stage both a couture show and a men’s show in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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The Ginza Six luxury mixed-use complex in Tokyo

Real Estate

Massive Luxury Retail Complex Set to Open in Tokyo’s Ginza District

With 241 stores, Ginza Six will be the largest mixed-use retail development in one of Tokyo’s most expensive neighborhoods.

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A Uniqlo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Financial

Fast Retailing’s Profit More Than Doubles in First Half

Higher revenues, controlled discounting and a large foreign exchange gain boosted the company’s bottom line.

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Backstage at Jil Sander RTW Fall 2017

Retail

Onward Holdings’ Net Profit Grows 10.9%

The company is making organizational changes to focus on high-profitability projects, such as e-commerce.

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Takashimaya Times Square in Tokyo

Retail

Takashimaya’s Full-Year Net Profit Falls 12.4%

The department store operator said the drop resulted from high comparatives from an extraordinary gain last year.

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