Kelly Wetherille

An image from Red Card's fall 2017 lookbook.

Denim

Japan’s ‘Dr. Denim’ Sets His Sights on the U.S.

Yuji Honzawa aims to win over American customers with his brand Red Card’s “premium Japan denim.”

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Shibuya crossing in Tokyo

Retail

Japan’s Retailers See Mixed Sales in August

Cooler weather than usual in August negatively affected summer lines, but gave a boost to new fall items.

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1 Oak in Tokyo.

Lifestyle

1 Oak Opens in Tokyo

The nightclub is the group’s most expensive yet and its first in Asia.

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GU smart cart smart mirror

Retail

Fast Retailing Brand GU Tweaks Strategy, Sets New Goals for Growth

Uniqlo’s low-priced sister brand will follow in its footsteps, increasing its rate of international expansion.

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A Shiseido outpost at Bloomingdale's.

Financial

Shiseido’s H1 Net Profit Declines 23.2%

Despite rising sales, a high comparative base and an extraordinary loss stemming from a voluntary recall bit into the company’s bottom line.

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A screenshot of Rakuten's English shopping page.

Financial

Rakuten’s H1 Net Gains Almost 50%

Higher sales and a low comparative base contributed to the growth.

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The Isetan store in Tokyo

Financial

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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A Uniqlo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Retail

Retailers in Japan See Mixed But Promising Sales in July

Hot weather and successful summer clearance sales helped to move product at fast-fashion retailers and department stores.

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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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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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