Amid labor shortage, Japan Inc. warming to four-day workweek

Jun 12, 2017

Amid labor shortage, Japan Inc. warming to four-day workweek

In the face of acute labor shortages, a number of businesses have adopted four-day workweeks while others considering the option in a bid to attract personnel by offering more diverse ways to work.Retailers and parcel delivery service companies are leading the way, with one ...

Fast Retailing profit increases as chain expands overseas

/ Apr 13, 2017

Fast Retailing profit increases as chain expands overseas

Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing Co.’s second-quarter profit surged as Asia’s largest clothing chain accelerated its overseas expansion.Operating income gained about 80 percent to ¥42.1 billion in the three months through February, based on first-half earnings the clothing retailer released Thursday. That compares with the ...

/ Apr 7, 2016

Uniqlo operator logs first-half net profit slump

Fast Retailing Co., the operator of Uniqlo clothing stores, said Thursday that its group net profit in September-February plunged 55.1 percent from a year before to ¥47.04 billion, the first drop in five years on a first-half basis.The drop chiefly reflected sluggish performances in ...

/ Dec 3, 2015

Uniqlo has more stores abroad than in Japan

The number of Fast Retailing Co.’s overseas Uniqlo stores outnumbered its domestic outlets for the first time at the end of November, the company said.Fast Retailing had 864 of the casual clothing stores overseas and 844 in Japan, it said Wednesday. It now plans ...