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With State of Emergency Lifted, Japan Begins Gradual Reopening

Retailers in Tokyo began opening their doors last week, but some will continue to wait.

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Retail

Extended Rainy Season Dampens July Retail Sales in Japan

The country had a record number of consecutive days without sunshine, as well as unseasonably cool temperatures.

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The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Retail

November Retail Sales in Japan Stunted by Warm Weather

One fewer weekend day compared with the same month last year also posed a challenge for many stores.

clock December 4, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Retail

Isetan Mitsukoshi’s First-Half Profit Jumps, Sales Slip

The company’s bottom line was boosted by a very low comparative base.

clock November 7, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Nihonbashi

Retail

Japanese Department Stores See Sales Increases in October

Lower-priced retailers focusing on basics did not fare well, due to warm weather throughout the month.

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Retail

Osaka Quake Leaves Three Dead, Disrupts Transport and Retail

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake damaged buildings, toppled furniture, and halted transportation services

clock June 18, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Financial

Isetan Mitsukoshi Posts Full-Year Net Loss

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

clock May 9, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Nihonbashi

Retail

Japanese Retailers See Mixed Sales in February

Cold weather helped to move winter items out shop doors, but snow kept customers from shopping.

clock March 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Isetan Shinjuku 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.

clock August 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Mitsukoshi Ginza

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.

clock July 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

A Uniqlo store in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Retail

Uniqlo, Other Discounters in Japan Hit by Warm Weather

Sales at discount stores fell in Japan in December, while most department stores saw slight increases.

clock January 5, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Isetan in Tokyo.

Financial

Currency, Duties Bite Into Isetan Mitsukoshi H1 Profits

Operating profits for Japan’s largest department store operator dropped 20 percent.

clock November 8, 2016Kelly Wetherille

A Uniqlo store in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Retail

Warm Weather Chills Clothing Sales in Japan

October sales declined at retailers including Uniqlo, Isetan, Takashimaya and Hankyu.

clock November 2, 2016Kelly Wetherille

Financial

Isetan Mitsukoshi Net Profit Falls 43.5% in Fiscal Q1

The Japanese department store operator blamed lower sales, rising costs and a change in its membership card system.

clock July 29, 2016Kelly Wetherille

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings

Financial

Japanese Retailers Register Mixed Sales in March

Revenues at Fast Retailing were down, while those at H2O Retailing were up during the month.

clock April 4, 2016Kelly Wetherille

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