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Levi’s Reopens Kyoto Store Offering Elevated Brand Experience

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) on Friday announced the reopening of its Levi’s store in Kyoto. Located in the heart of Teramachi Kyogoku shopping district and featuring Levi’s cutting-edge NextGen store format, the store is emblematic of the brand’s commitment to bringing elevated shoppi...

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New PS5 Model to Hit Shelves Nov.

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that it will release a new model of its PlayStation 5 home game console on Nov. 10.
The main body of the new model is 30% smaller and 20% lighter than that of the existing model, while the data storage capacity has increased, accordi...

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Japan's Core Consumer Prices In August Up 3.1% On Year

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Core consumer prices in Japan increased 3.1 percent in August from a year earlier, remaining above the Bank of Japan's 2 percent inflation target, as surging food prices continued to add to overall inflationary pressures, government data showed Friday.
The core consumer price index,...

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Uniqlo Yodobashi Akiba Opening In Tokyo On April 14

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Global apparel retailer Uniqlo says its Yodobashi Akiba store will open in the Akihabara area of Tokyo, Japan's famous electronics district, on April 14.
The store will occupy the 7th floor of the Yodobashi Akiba Building, with electronics retailer Yodobashi Camera on floors 1-6. It...

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4 Major Japanese Dept. Stores Enjoy Sales Growth in Dec.

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Four major Japanese department store operators Wednesday reported same-store sales growth in December 2022, citing robust demand for Christmas cakes and gifts and active spending by visitors from abroad.
J. Front Retailing Co. saw sales expand 9.5 pct from a year before at its direct...

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Oma Tuna Fetches ¥36.04 Mil. At New Year’s Auction In Tokyo

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JAPAN NEWS
 
A 212-kilogram bluefin tuna caught off Oma, Aomori Prefecture, sold for ¥36.04 million in the first auction of the year at the Toyosu seafood market in Tokyo on Thursday.
The bid was significantly higher than the top price paid in 2021 or 2022, when demand for tuna in the food servic...

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Customers Return To Department Stores In Droves For New Year’s Sales

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JAPAN NEWS
 
With freedom of movement no longer restricted due to COVID-19, department stores were as busy as in pre-pandemic years when their annual New Year’s sales started Monday, packed with people shopping for fukubukuro lucky bags and other items.
About 2,500 people lined up in front of Mat...

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Prices Set To Rise In Japan For Over 7,000 Food Items On Cost Hike

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Food prices will continue to surge in Japan in the first four months of 2023, with those of more than 7,000 items set to climb on the back of rising logistics and personnel, as well as high material costs, according to a recent survey by the credit research company.
Prices for a tot...

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Japan Consumer Inflation At 31-Year High

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NHK
 
Japanese consumers are feeling the pinch as prices continue to rise. The internal affairs ministry said on Friday that the consumer price index, excluding fresh food, climbed 3 percent in September from a year earlier.
Japan has not seen that level of increase since August 1991, except for ...

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Forever 21 Is Returning To Japan, Trying To Avoid Repeating Same Mistake As Last Time

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JAPAN TODAY
 
American fashion brand Forever 21 opened its first store in Japan in 2009, and its mix of stylish designs and affordable prices quickly won it a large number of fans.
In time, though, excitement for the brand faded, and the last Forever 21 Japan store in Japan closed in 2019, (thoug...

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