The GCDS x Mizuno Wave Prophecy sneakers.

Fashion Scoops

GCDS’ Latest Collaboration Takes Brand to Japan

The Italian streetwear company teamed up with Japanese sporting goods specialist Mizuno for a sneaker style available today.

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Uniqlo Tokyo


Fast Retailing Sees Strong First Half, Raises Full-Year Guidance

Strong performance by Uniqlo in Japan and Greater China drove the growth, despite the impact of COVID-19 on other markets.

clock April 8, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Doraemon Uniqlo sustainability


Uniqlo Taps Doraemon as Global Sustainability Ambassador

The character will help to promote the brand’s extensive and ongoing social and environmental programs.

clock March 22, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Jay Schottenstein AEO


CEO Talks: Jay Schottenstein Reflects on a Lifetime in the Retail Industry

The executive chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American Eagle Outfitters discusses fashion amid the era of COVID-19, the future of retail and what he’s learned in 50-plus years as a merchant.

clock February 11, 2021Kellie Ell

Shiseido flagship


Shiseido Posts 2020 Net Loss, Looks to Brighter Future

Japan’s largest cosmetics company said it plans to return to the black with its current fiscal year.

clock February 9, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi


Amid Renewed State of Emergency, January Sales in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to suffer from a lack of customers, including those from overseas, while low-priced stores fared better

clock February 2, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Shingo Kunieda

Social Impact

Fast Retailing Joins Global Initiative to Target Disability Inclusion

The Uniqlo parent has signed on to the Valuable 500, following in the footsteps of over 400 companies worldwide

clock January 21, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Tokyo


Fast Retailing’s Q1 Net Slips 0.7%, Operating Profit Grows

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected sales from Uniqlo International, but performance from Uniqlo Japan was strong.

clock January 14, 2021Kelly Wetherille

DHC products


DHC Faces Backlash in Japan Over CEO’s Racist Remarks

In a post on the company’s web site, the executive used a derogatory term to refer to Koreans.

clock December 17, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Shinjuku


Department Stores in Japan Continued to Struggle in November

A lack of international travelers has taken away a lucrative market for Japanese retailers

clock December 11, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Re.Uniqlo recycled down jacket


Fast Retailing Recognized for Social and Environmental Efforts

The company was included in two major environmental, social and governance indices for the first time ever, and others for consecutive years

clock November 26, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Nihonbashi


Retailers in Japan Post Mixed October Sales

A consumption tax hike in the same month last year helped to counteract ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic

clock November 11, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Shiseido The Store


Shiseido Posts Nine-Month Net Loss Due to COVID-19, Lowers Guidance

The company’s operating profit and sales also plummeted, but it said its third quarter was better than expected.

clock November 10, 2020Kelly Wetherille

The view of an Il Bisonte store in Japan.

Leather Goods

Leather Goods Brand Il Bisonte to Make Retail Push in Japan

Backed by Japanese Look Holdings Inc., the storied accessory brand is opening nine flagships in Japan by 2021.

clock October 27, 2020Martino Carrera

No. 21 beauty line by Ayako


No. 21 to Debut Beauty Line by Celebrity Makeup Artist Ayako

The makeup products will be available at the brand’s new Garange Ventuno temporary store opening in Osaka on Nov. 4.

clock October 20, 2020Alessandra Turra

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