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Yoshinoya’s 1st Outlet Closes in Tsukiji Market

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The first Yoshinoya gyudon beef-on-rice bowl restaurant, located inside Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale food market, closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, ending its 59-year history, due to the relocation of the famed market.
Many customers stood in line ...

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Takashimaya Opens Commercial Complex in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Major Japanese department store Takashimaya Co. opened a new commercial complex in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district on Tuesday, hoping to widen the age range of its customers and attract more tourists from abroad.
The Nihonbashi Takashimaya Shopping Center, which ...

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Popular Japanese Cosmetic Portal @cosme Gaining Foothold in Asia

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JAPAN TIMES
 
 
The operator of the popular beauty and cosmetic products portal site @cosme is rapidly gaining a foothold in Asia thanks to brisk demand for high-quality Japanese cosmetic brands.
The cosmetics retailer, Istyle Inc., opened its second brick-and-mortar @cosme store in Hong Kong ear...

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Nihonbashi Dept Store Wars to Grow Fiercer With New Openings

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Two long-established Japanese department store firms are scheduled to open newly refurbished stores in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district this autumn in an attempt to develop a wider customer base in light of the aging of customers.
Takashimaya Co. will open on Tuesday a shopping mall-t...

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Ikea Eyes New Stores in Tokyo, Osaka

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, envisions a global expansion into urban areas. It plans to open multiple stores in central Tokyo and eventually expand into Osaka, Ikea Japan K.K. President Helene von Reis said in an interview with The Japan News in Tokyo on Wednesday.
“Tokyo i...

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Japan’s Core Consumer Prices Rise 0.8% On Year in July

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Prices in Japan edged up only marginally in July, according to government data on Friday, as the world's third-largest economy showed little sign of winning its battle with deflation.
Inflation stood at 0.8 percent year-on-year in July, unchanged from the previous month and ...

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Wage Growth in Japan Hits 21-year High, Possibly Signaling a Pickup in Household Spending

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Household spending slid in June, but real wages rose at their fastest pace in more than 21 years thanks to higher summer bonuses, a sign that benefits of a prolonged economic recovery are broadening.
Household income also marked the fastest gain in three years on an increase in pay ...

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Walmart Reportedly Looking to Sell Seiyu Supermarket Chain

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - U.S. retailer Walmart Inc has decided to sell Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu and has already approached major retailers and private equity funds, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.
If realized, the sale could amount to around 300 billion to 500 billion yen ($2...

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Uniqlo Eyes Expansion Into India

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Bloomberg) — Fast Retailing Co., operator of the Uniqlo casual-wear brand, has applied to open stores in India as Asia’s largest clothing chain increases its reliance on overseas markets.
The Japanese company submitted an application on Nov. 21 seeking governmen...

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Smart Speakers Make Japan Debuts

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Competition among manufacturers of voice-controlled speakers with integrated artificial intelligence software has intensified as the Japanese arm of U.S. tech giant Google Inc. announced the launch of its smart speaker last week.
Line Corp., best known for its free messaging app,...

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