Fashion

Jacquemus Men’s Fall 2019

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Fashion

Hermès Fall Men’s 2019

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Business

France Pledges to Tax Internet Giants This Year

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Uniqlo

Retail

Fast Retailing’s First-Quarter Profit Dips on Poor Results From Uniqlo Japan

The company said a warmer-than-usual winter hindered its performance in its home country.

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Mocha

Mens Retail Business

Tooling Around Tokyo for Vintage Treasures

The Koenji neighborhood is chock-full of options to draw shoppers.

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Etienne Russo

Fashion Scoops

Etienne Russo Held in Japan on Suspicion of Marijuana Smuggling

The fashion show producer was arrested after customs officials reportedly found a liquid extracted from cannabis in his luggage.

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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.

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Dior Men's Pre-Fall 2019

Designer and Luxury

Dior Men’s Pre-Fall 2019

Kim Jones showed modern tailoring, complemented with glistening metallics, sexy robots, animal prints and cherry blossoms.

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Artist Hajime Sorayama

Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Jones Commissions Hajime Sorayama Sculpture for Tokyo Show

The Japanese contemporary artist has created a 39-foot-tall gleaming sculpture of a robot woman.

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Kao fine fiber

Skin Care

Kao Sets New Strategy for Innovation, Targeting Beauty and Environment

The company announced a new fine-fiber technology and a program to reduce its use of plastic in packaging.

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Kim Jones customizing T-shirts at the Dior pop-up at Isetan Men's.

Fashion Scoops

Kim Jones Debuts Dior Men’s Spring Collection at Tokyo Pop-up

The store sells customizable T-shirts, as well as exclusive items from the range featuring the iconic Dior bee redrawn by artist Kaws.

clock November 28, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Valentino RTW and Men's Pre-Fall 2019

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW and Men’s Pre-Fall 2019

Pierpaolo Piccioli melded couture detailing with streetwear, as seen through a wabi-sabi lens.

clock November 27, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Valentino Ginza flagship.

Ready To Wear

Valentino Collaborates With Designers and Artists Ahead of Tokyo Show

The brand’s Ginza flagship will sell collaboration pieces and a capsule collection through Dec. 9.

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Shiseido's Masahiko Uotani stands with Naomi Osaka at the press conference announcing her ambassadorship for the beauty company.

Products

In Diversity Win, Shiseido Taps Naomi Osaka as Beauty Ambassador

The new Anessa and BareMinerals face adds inclusivity to how beauty is defined in Japan.

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Shiseido Products

Beauty Features

Shiseido Posts Higher Nine-Month Profit and Sales

Strategy shifts and marketing investment are paying off for Japan’s largest cosmetics company.

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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

Ayumu Hirano Uniqlo

Retail

Uniqlo Names Pro Snowboarder Ayumu Hirano as Latest Brand Ambassador

The athlete will follow in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori and Adam Scott.

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The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

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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Marketers: What to Learn From The Kendall Jenner-Proactiv Backlash

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