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Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores being shut in China

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese retailers are expanding outlet suspensions in China amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with about half of the Uniqlo apparel and Muji household goods stores there being shut.
Fast Retailing Co. has closed about 370 of its 750 Uniqlo outlets in Ch...

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Sellers petition for antitrust probe over Rakuten free shipping

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - A group of merchants on Rakuten Inc's online shopping mall on Wednesday submitted a petition with some 4,000 signatures to the Japan Fair Trade Commission, asking it to investigate the e-commerce giant's planned "free shipping" policy. 
The union of more than 300 sellers on ...

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More Convenience Store Operators Eye Shorter Hours, Closures For Holidays

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan's major convenience store operators are exploring reduced holiday hours amid a labor shortage and rising public awareness about overwork issues, with Seven-Eleven Japan Co and Lawson Inc closing some of their outlets on New Year's Day as an experiment to gauge consumer...

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Japanese Cosmetic Giant Shiseido Gambles On 'Made In Japan'

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JAPAN TIMES
 
OTAWARA, TOCHIGI PREF. – On wasteland once used for earthquake drills in the small town of Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Shiseido has built its first domestic factory in 36 years, hoping to capitalize on a boom for “Made in Japan” cosmetics.
The Japanese cosmetics industry faces huge...

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J-Scent – The Perfume from Japan That Uniquely Showcases Fragrances in Japanese Culture – Has Arrived in America!

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BUSINESS WIRE
 
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LA’s Luz Fragrance is selling the original J-Scent perfumes (19 varieties) in the US, which were inspired by subtle characteristics of the Japanese culture and the four seasons.
J-Scent perfumes are created with the theme of traditional Japanese fragr...

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Uniqlo Ad Sparks Protest And Parody As South Korea-Japan Dispute Flares

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THE JAPAN TIMES
 
SEOUL – A commercial by clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime labor and “comfort women,” reopening deep wounds from Japan’s colonial past.
A YouTube video created by a South Korean student parodying...

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Forever 21 To Close All Stores, Online Shop In Japan By Late Oct

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Japan unit of fast fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc said Wednesday it will close all 14 stores in the country and its online shop by the end of October amid intensifying competition with other online apparel retailers.
The company said it decided to withdraw from the Japanese mar...

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Dept stores to offer Reiwa items on May 1

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese department stores are planning to sell or offer free of charge commemorative items on May 1, when the nation’s new era, Reiwa, is set to start, in line with Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the throne on the day.
With the country going into an Im...

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Japan Convenience Store Sales Rise In January For 3rd Straight Month

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Sales at convenience stores in Japan rose 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier for the third consecutive monthly increase, supported by solid food sales, an industry body said Wednesday.
The same-store sales of seven major convenience store operators totaled 792.42 bil...

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Foreign Visitors Go On Record Shopping Spree

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A record-high ¥4.5 trillion was spent in Japan in 2018 by foreign visitors, according to the Japan Tourism Agency on Wednesday. The consumption per visitor, however, has continued to decline in recent years.
The government is looking at ways to stimulate visitors’ consumption in ...

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