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For Lisa Du's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Uniqlo finds success abroad, downplays trade war risk

Jul 13, 2018

Uniqlo finds success abroad, downplays trade war risk

Fast Retailing Co. shares climbed the most since January on signs that the retailer's steady expansion in overseas markets, now headlined by the face of Roger Federer, is bearing fruit even in the face of risks from an escalating trade dispute. The Uniqlo operator drew ...

Pawnshop Sou launches IPO to tap Japan's luxury item boom

/ Mar 22, 2018

Pawnshop Sou launches IPO to tap Japan's luxury item boom

The resale of Hermes bags, brand-name jewelry and other luxury items is a thriving industry in Japan, with one critical bottleneck: Building inventory is tough. Sou Inc. offers a solution: pawnshops dedicated only to buying up secondhand merchandise. Business has been so good for founder ...