Business

Versace Expects Growth in 2018, Company Pays Dividends

clock July 13, 2018Luisa Zargani

Business

Amazon's Big Lead Is Growing Even More

clock July 13, 2018Adriana Lee

Fashion

CFDA and NYCEDC Highlight Graduate Fashion Collections

clock July 13, 2018Jessica Iredale

Japan

Kozue Akimoto

People

Kozue Akimoto Talks Being 30 and Celebrating Birthday at Fuji Rock

The Japanese beauty put out a book celebrating memories from her 30th year.

clock July 13, 2018Tiffany Ap

Tokyo's army of fashion goths, dressed in all black.

Fashion Features

Tokyo’s New-Wave Fashion Goths

An oppositional movement to poppy Instagram fashions sees Tokyo-ites wearing head-to-toe black.

clock July 10, 2018Misty White Sidell

Takashimaya Shinjuku in Tokyo

Retail

June Sales Among Retailers in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to perform well due to strong demand from overseas visitors, but low-priced retailers didn’t fare as well.

clock July 3, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Media

Atlantic Media Selling Quartz to Japanese Media Company

Buyer Uzabase operates news aggregating app NewsPicks.

clock July 2, 2018Kali Hays

Roger Federer of Switzerland enters court wearing Uniqlo outfitWimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 1, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 02 Jul 2018

Marketing and Promotion

Uniqlo Names Roger Federer Latest Brand Ambassador

The athlete will represent the brand starting with The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

clock July 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Photo courtesy of Eyevan 7285.

Business Features

Quality Is King: Consumers Prefer Quality Over Price

Consumers are increasingly choosing quality over price, according to recent studies.

clock June 29, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Hiroshi Onishi

Retail

Innovation and Partnership Necessary for Japanese Fashion Industry

Hiroshi Onishi, former ceo and president of department store company Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. on how the country could develop its own luxury brands.

clock June 20, 2018Nyima Pratten

The Mitsukoshi store in Ginza, Tokyo

Retail

May Sales Mixed Among Retailers in Japan

Cooler weather and one fewer holiday dampened sales, while some retailers got a boost from overseas visitors to the country.

clock June 4, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Designs from UT's Kaws x Sesame Street collection.

Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo’s UT Collaborates With Kaws and Sesame Street

The artist formerly designed a “Peanuts” collection of T-shirts for the company.

clock June 1, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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.

clock May 18, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Four Eyed

Fashion Scoops

Tokyo’s Coolest Boutique Is Hidden Behind a Love Hotel

The Four Eyed, located in red light district Kabukicho, has become a community center for Tokyo’s fashion boppers.

clock May 16, 2018Misty White Sidell

Shiseido The Store

Financial

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.

clock May 11, 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

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.

clock May 1, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Products from the Kanebo brand

Financial

Kao Corp. Net Profit Up 14.9% in First Quarter

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

clock April 27, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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