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E COMMERCE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 30, 2021
Japanese firms roll out cautious welcoming mat to COVID-19 survivors
Nearly 240,000 people nationwide are believed to have recovered from the virus as of mid-January.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 14, 2021
Japanese firms take e-commerce livestream plunge as Chinese splash out
With China's online shopping market expected to grow, and with tourist numbers down, firms are seizing on the opportunity to sell through a new format.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 21, 2020
China’s online shopping addiction is killing its green packaging drive
Greenpeace estimates that China's Singles' Day generated 52,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide from manufacturing, packaging and shipping in 2017.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 17, 2020
How scalper bots are undercutting Sony's PlayStation 5
The problem is particularly acute this year because the coronavirus has squeezed production and pushed more console sales online.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 12, 2020
Today’s expats can buy their favorite foods from home with one click. Where does that leave importers?
Foreign Buyers' Club has shut its doors after 33 years, heralding a shift in how Japan's international residents source cravings from home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2020
How a mother's comment gave a Japanese intern an idea worth billions
Yuta Tsuruoka's Base Inc. has been a beneficiary of a rally in small-cap technology stocks in Japan as retail investors sought to pick winners in the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 25, 2020
Isetan app brings in-store shopping experience online amid pandemic
About 15,000 items such as clothing and cosmetics sold at the Isetan Shinjuku department store can now be purchased using the app.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 16, 2020
Walmart to sell 85% stake in Seiyu to Rakuten and KKR
The deal is meant to shore up Seiyu's digital operations with the aid of its new owners as demand for online retail grows in Japan.
BUSINESS
Nov 6, 2020
Yamato Transport parcel delivery figures hit record high in October
The 20.7% year-on-year increase in the delivery figures was the largest since 2000, according to the company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2020
Zozo says new body-measuring suit overcomes flaws of original
The new outfit employs 20,000 markers, up from the previous version's 400, to help gauge people's sizes more accurately.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 2, 2020
Alibaba’s secret three-year experiment creates next-generation factory
One in four clothing purchases in China was shipped via the firm's e-commerce platforms, granting it access to an ocean of data it has been quietly putting to use.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2020
How Japan’s subscription economy could redefine the way consumers and firms interact
Japan has lagged behind other nations in terms of subscription-based activities, but the model is finally catching on as consumers explore new ways of doing business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 16, 2020
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing's profits up on China and Japan sales
Analysts say Fast Retailing is in a position to recover faster compared with its peers, given its emphasis on affordable, basic clothing suitable for working from home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 14, 2020
Big money and day traders both love Japanese tech darling Mercari
With shares up almost 25% since its last earnings, all eyes will be on its performance in the latest quarter when it announces results Oct. 30.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2020
Four subscription boxes that bring a taste of Japan to your door
Packed with sweets, savories and even artisanal crafts, these boxes take you on a global journey, without ever leaving home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2020
Amazon's Japan unit to return ¥2 billion to suppliers, FTC says
The cash will be distributed to 1,400 suppliers after they shouldered part of the costs to cover discounts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 26, 2020
Ant Group cites U.S. risks in filing for dual Hong Kong-Shanghai IPO
The Chinese e-commerce and fintech giant cited possible U.S. export controls and trade sanctions as key expansion risks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Aug 1, 2020
COVID-19 is forcing clothing retailers to reassess their physical presence
Without workplaces or recreational spots to go to, consumers have little reason to buy new outfits.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2020
Japanese government to lift resale ban on masks as makers offset shortages
The ban was imposed to deter scalpers, but suppliers have since ramped up production enough to resolve the nationwide shortage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2020
Amazon plows through pandemic with record profits
The firm is one of the few to have kept operating during the pandemic, and has invested in COVID-19 business mitigation measures.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on