Tag - aeon



A supermarket in Yangon operated by Aeon
Jul 12, 2024
Japanese businessman taken to court in Myanmar
Hiroshi Kasamatsu, a 53-year-old employee of Japanese retailer Aeon, was detained late last month over an alleged illegal practice linked to rice sales.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday.
Jul 1, 2024
Japanese business executive detained in Myanmar
The military regime said an Aeon Orange executive and local supermarket officials allegedly sold rice at prices higher than levels set by authorities.
An Aeon store in Yokohama in 2022. Aeon currently employs about 1,500 specified skilled workers group-wide.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 26, 2024
Aeon to ramp up hiring of foreign workers under specified skills visa framework
The retail giant is planning to employ 4,000 foreign workers with specified skilled worker visas by 2030 amid a labor shortage.
The iAEON app allows users to view their shopping history and save e-receipts on their smartphones to facilitate returns and act as proof of purchases.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2024
Aeon to roll out e-receipts nationwide
Customers can opt for e-receipts instead of paper ones when shopping by using the group’s iAEON app at participating stores.
Aeon plans to spend about ¥102.3 billion to acquire a 13.6% additional stake in Tsuruha from Hong Kong-based hedge fund Oasis Management.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2024
Retailer Aeon to merge with drugstore chains Tsuruha and Welcia
The three companies said they will seek to expand their businesses outside Japan.
Aeon is aiming to encourage male workers to take child care leave. While almost all of its female employees currently take child care leave when they have a child, the rate for male employees is only 15%.
Feb 2, 2024
Aeon employees to receive 100% of income during child care leave
The retailer aims to gradually roll out the program from March to some 150 group companies.
A pedestrian walks outside an Aeon store near Kofukuji Matsubara shopping street in Yokohama in April 2022.
Jan 29, 2024
Japan's Aeon in exclusive talks to buy Tsuruha stake from Oasis
An increase in Aeon's stake would add to its drugstore business, a key growth driver for the firm.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 2, 2023
Aeon to raise wages for part-time staff by 7% on average as inflation bites
With the large wage hike, Aeon aims to maintain the standard of living of its part-timers amid soaring prices and boost its productivity by securing skilled workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Longform
Jan 30, 2023
Reining in Japan’s unstoppable urban sprawl
The world’s most rapidly aging nation wants its shrinking population to concentrate in regional urban centers. However, things aren't going as planned.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 23, 2022
Consumers are racking up rewards in Japan by buying green
People can use points earned at certain shops toward things like online purchases, airline mileage points or even, in some cases, investments.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2021
Japan's green growth plan propels firms to sharpen environment focus
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's pledge to make Japan carbon neutral by 2050 has driven trading houses to review their heavy reliance on natural resources.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2021
Suzuki halts production in Myanmar after coup as Japan firms scramble to assess fallout
Major Japanese firms including Kirin Holdings have pushed into Myanmar since Suu Kyi's party won a landslide election in 2015.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 5, 2020
Aeon Financial Service to enter life insurance market
Aeon Financial Service Co. has announced a plan to enter the life insurance business by acquiring a Japanese unit of German insurer Allianz SE.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2020
Japanese retail giant Aeon appoints first new president in 23 years
Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. has promoted Executive Vice President Akio Yoshida to president effective March 1, the first change in the post in 23 years.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2020
Japan supermarkets woo customers with cheaper U.S. foods after trade deal
With the Japan-U.S. trade agreement going into force on Jan. 1, major Japanese supermarkets have started slashing prices on U.S. products affected by the tariff cuts in a bid to attract customers.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2019
Japan credit card firms may apply discounts to monthly payments to ease impact of tax hike
Major credit card companies are considering deducting points earned during purchases from the balance requiring payment, under a government rebate program intended to cushion the impact of the consumption tax hike planned for October, it was learned Tuesday.
Jul 9, 2019
Japan grants certification for first time to 'information banks'
The Information Technology Federation of Japan has certified FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as "information banks" to allow companies to use personal data for business purposes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2019
Aeon plans to quadruple product sourcing from Vietnam by 2025
Retail giant Aeon Co. plans to purchase $1 billion worth of products from Vietnam in 2025, with the nation seen as having great potential as a supplier of quality food for Japanese consumers.
Japan Times
Feb 1, 2019
Aeon rolls out real-time video interpreting service for non-Japanese customers in 10 languages
In light of an increasing number of foreign customers, supermarket giant Aeon Co. on Friday launched a real-time video interpreting service.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2018
Walmart may be on the cusp of making its final checkout from the Japanese retail market
With speculation rife that Walmart Inc. is seeking to offload Seiyu, its Japanese subsidiary, the U.S. retail behemoth's possible failure may be interpreted as the result of this country's ultracompetitive retail market.


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