Jul 23, 2014

Pola Orbis eager to acquire foreign brand

Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. wants to acquire a foreign cosmetics brand that doesn’t overlap with its existing products in terms of price and concept, President Satoshi Suzuki said in a recent interview. That would leave the Japanese cosmetics maker purchasing a brand with product ...

Sep 16, 2013

Kanebo's costly scandal

Only by fixing the flaws in its corporate culture that caused the skin-blotch scandal can Kanebo hope to regain the public's trust.

Kanebo chief apologizes over skin whitener fiasco

Sep 11, 2013

Kanebo chief apologizes over skin whitener fiasco

The president of Kanebo apologized Wednesday as the cosmetics giant came under fire for dragging its feet in halting shipments of skin-whitening products that have been blamed for leaving thousands of customers with blotchy skin. President Masumi Natsusaka pledged to overhaul safety controls and ...

Jul 23, 2013

2,250 users of Kanebo skin-whitening products report serious symptoms

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. said 2,250 users of its group’s skin-whitening cosmetics have reported developing serious symptoms such as white blotches since it recalled 54 products on July 4. Serious effects of the products from Kanebo and subsidiaries Lissage Ltd. and e’quipe Ltd. include “depigmentation ...