Kelly Wetherille

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya shopping mallTokyo Midtown Hibiya opening, Tokyo, Japan - 29 Mar 2018The new 35-story building by Mitsui Fudosan Realty is located near Hibiya park and includes offices, restaurants, retail space and a new cinema.

Real Estate

Mixed-Use Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Complex Joins City’s Crowded Retail Scene

The latest development to muscle its way into the crowded shopping field is proving that if you build it, they will come.

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Yoshihiro Murakami

Beauty Features

Kao Revamps the Strategy for Its Cosmetics Business

The company will streamline its brand portfolio, with greater cooperation between Kao and Kanebo.

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Fast Retailing’s GU to Open in South Korea

The company hopes to emulate the success that sister brand Uniqlo has had in the country.

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Uniqlo Manila Philippines flagship


Uniqlo to Open Flagship in the Philippines

The store will be the brand’s largest in Southeast Asia and its 15th global flagship.

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Shiseido The Store


Shiseido’s First-Quarter Net More Than Doubles

Strong sales of prestige products and a cross-border marketing strategy helped to boost the company’s bottom line.

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The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo


Isetan Mitsukoshi Posts Full-Year Net Loss

An extraordinary loss related to restructuring cut into the company’s bottom line.

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Tadashi Yanai


EXCLUSIVE: Uniqlo Continues Global Push, to Enter India

India will be the Japanese retailer’s 22nd market worldwide.

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Uniqlo Hawaii rendering

Human Resources

Former Popeye Editor in Chief Joins Fast Retailing

In his new position, Takahiro Kinoshita will oversee Uniqlo’s overall creative communications.

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Products from the Kanebo brand


Kao Corp. Net Profit Up 14.9% in First Quarter

Sales also increased, but the profit growth was largely due to tax reasons.

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They Are Wearing: New York Fashion Week Fall 2018

Fashion Features

The Fur Debate: What Retailers Say — Or Don’t

It’s a tough topic to discuss — too tough for a number of major retailers.

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Maria Cornejo Tokyo

Ready To Wear

Maria Cornejo Hits Tokyo to Celebrate 20 Years of Zero

The designer signed copies of her new book and talked sustainability and the future of her brand.

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A Uniqlo store in Ginza, Tokyo


Fast Retailing’s H1 Profit and Sales Grow, FY Estimates Raised

The company continues its charge toward becoming the world’s leading apparel retailer.

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J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo

Fashion Scoops

Jonathan Anderson Shows Second Uniqlo Collection in Tokyo

The spring season hits stores April 20.

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A Uniqlo store in Ginza, Tokyo


March Sales Grow Among Retailers in Japan

Warm weather throughout the month and continued growth of tax-free sales contributed to the rise.

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Rag & Bone Coffee


Rag & Bone Re-strategizes Japan Business

The brand has a new local partner and will focus on raising customer awareness.

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