Japan

Bain Capital to buy majority stake in Japanese apparel maker Mash 

Fashion brands under Mash include Gelato Pique, Snidel, and Fray I.D.

Bain Capital to buy majority stake in Japanese apparel maker Mash 

Fashion brands under Mash include Gelato Pique, Snidel, and Fray I.D.

Japan’s foodservice sector gains from tourism revival

The reopened borders and weaker yen are expected to attract tourists.

Why Japanese brands should expand discounter offerings

The rising cost of living dampened consumers’ purchasing power.

Fast Retailing profit climbs 60% in 2022

Its net profit amounted to JPY273.3b ($1.855b).

Seven & i net income posts over 27% growth in H1

Its net income attributable to owners amounted to JPY136b ($934.8b).

Rakuten eyes carbon neutrality by 2023

It is amongst the companies that joined the RE100 initiative.

Isetan Mitsukoshi posts over 145% sales growth in Tokyo stores

It also saw a 133% increase in its domestic department stores.

E-commerce market in Japan to grow by nearly 7% in 2022

The market is expected to be valued at $194.3.

UNIQLO opens pop-up store in Poland

This is the first physical presence of the retailer in the country. 

Lawson net income climbs to JPY624m in Q1

This is up from JPY 393m in the same quarter last year. 

Suntory profit jumps 40% in H1

The beverage company reported a profit of JPY74b.

Japanese brand GU to open first store in the US

Its pop-up store will be located in Soho, New York. 

Hypebeast, Jun open first Hypegolf store in Japan

The store will also be home to the first Hypebeans café in Japan.

Into the dreamland with Koala Sleep Japan

The company wins at Retail Asia Awards 2022.

Japan’s consumer co-ops raise $6.5m for Ukraine

The proceeds has been donated to UNICEF and other organizations.