Japanese fashion goes pop

Sep 24, 2017

Japanese fashion goes pop

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Cast your mind back to the giddy days of 2010, when the group of subcultural artists Chaos Lounge issued its first proclamation. While its stated goal was earnest and postmodern, the output was seen as a shock to the art world as it brought ...

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 ...