Jul 31, 2015

Seven & I, Fast Retailing eye alliance, clothing line

Japanese retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. and Fast Retailing Co., the operator of Uniqlo and other clothing chains, are mulling forging a comprehensive business alliance, it was learned Friday. They are aiming to meet diversifying consumer needs through the collaboration, which is ...

Fukushima clothing chain expands in China

Apr 4, 2014

Fukushima clothing chain expands in China

A Japanese maker of casual wear for young women is expanding operations in China with its “kawaii” (cute) clothing. “I love cute Japanese clothes and buy them here repeatedly because they are inexpensive,” said Wang Tianyi, a 19-year-old college student who visited Honeys Co.’s ...

Aug 28, 2013

Fire agency looks to upgrade volunteer firefighter clothing, equipment

The central government will reportedly improve protective clothing and equipment provided to volunteer firefighters across the country after 254 such volunteers were killed in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The internal affairs ministry’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency has decided to review standards ...

Clothing retailers boost large-size women's lineup

Apr 11, 2013

Clothing retailers boost large-size women's lineup


Department stores and other retailers are expanding their lineup of large-size clothes to meet growing demand among big women wishing to don fashionable apparel. Nissen Co., a leading mail-order company based in the city of Kyoto, opened a store in the Parco Part3 building ...