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Uniqlo Unveils Renovated Ginza Flagship

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Casual clothing retailer Uniqlo Co. unveiled to the press on Wednesday its renovated global flagship store in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district, ahead of its opening on Friday.
The store, one of Uniqlo’s largest domestic outlets, has a museum-like display space on each floor.
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Mitsukoshi Roma Closure Highlights Continuing Decline Of Japanese Department Stores Overseas

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Overseas outlets of long-established Japanese department stores have closed their doors one after another.
Competition from shopping malls and volume retailers has reduced customer numbers at department stores such as Mitsukoshi and Tokyu Department Store, and the coronavirus pan...

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Japan's Malls And Restaurants Brace For Olympics Without Foreign Visitors

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Shopping malls and restaurants in Japan will miss out on a business boom, as Tokyo expects to hold the Olympics without overseas spectators, dealing another blow to industries already on the ropes from the coronavirus.
In the years leading up to the Games, developers have poured ten...

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Seven-Eleven Japan To Start Home Delivery From Convenience Stores

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NIKKEI ASIAN
 
TOKYO -- Seven-Eleven Japan, operator of the country's biggest convenience store chain, will launch fast home delivery of merchandise from its outlets, as the industry increasingly seeks to capitalize on the growing demand for such services triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pandemic Brings New Top Sellers For Japan Retailers This Summer

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Sales of summer goods have started to pick up amid the later-than-usual heat wave, with this year’s top sellers reflecting new habits adopted in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and people’s tendency to spend more time at home to prevent infection.
The Matsuya Ginza dep...

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UK And Japan Look To Seal Trade Deal Within Month

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BBC
 
 
The UK and Japan hope to agree the details of a post-Brexit trade agreement by the end of the month.
The two sides said they had made progress during two days of face-to-face talks in London.
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said there was "substantial" agreement in most areas....

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Japan's June Retail Sales Fall For Fourth Month, But At Slower Pace

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Retail sales in Japan fell for the fourth straight month in June as consumer sentiment remained bruised due to the impact from the coronavirus pandemic, though the pace of decline was slower than expected.
The extended fall in retail sales backed signs that the health crisis...

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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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