Major Japanese retailers hold 'Black Friday' Christmas sales

Nov 26, 2016

Major Japanese retailers hold 'Black Friday' Christmas sales

Sales to replicate the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy in the United States have kicked off in Japan, with some major retailers taking part for the first time. Toys “R” Us, Gap and retail giant Aeon launched sales on Friday. Just before midnight Thursday, more ...

Retailers turn deaf ear to Kuroda's inflation pledge

Nov 25, 2016

Retailers turn deaf ear to Kuroda's inflation pledge

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While Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s vow to overshoot the Bank of Japan’s 2 percent inflation target caused a stir among monetary policy watchers in September, it’s yet to have an impact among retailers. Stores as diverse as supermarket operator Aeon, Mister Donut and Wal-Mart have ...

Oct 6, 2016

Seven & i, H2O agree on capital, business alliance

Seven & i Holdings Co. and H2O Retailing Corp. said Thursday they have agreed on a capital and business tie-up, with Seven & i selling some of its department stores to the operator of the Hankyu and Hanshin department stores. Seven & i said ...

Oct 3, 2016

Isetan Mitsukoshi opens small tea-themed outlet in Paris

Department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. on Friday opened a small outlet in Paris to sell Japanese confectioneries and sundry goods. Previously, Isetan Mitsukoshi ran an outlet that catered mainly to Japanese visiting Europe. This shop, on the ground floor of Maison de ...