Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores closing in virus-hit China

Business / Corporate Feb 8, 2020

Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores closing in virus-hit China

Retailers are expanding outlet suspensions in China amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with about half of the Uniqlo apparel and Muji household goods stores there being shut. Fast Retailing Co. has closed about 370 of its 750 Uniqlo outlets in China, up from about 160 ...

Minimalism: Not as straightforward as it seems

Art Aug 20, 2019

Minimalism: Not as straightforward as it seems

by John L. Tran

It's 100 years since the Bauhaus art and design school first opened in Weimar, Germany, and the new Muji flagship store in Ginza is as good a venue as any to hold an anniversary exhibition celebrating the values of simple, affordable modernist design.

China fines Muji for packaging that lists Taiwan as a country

Business May 24, 2018

China fines Muji for packaging that lists Taiwan as a country

Retailer Muji has been fined 200,000 yuan ($31,300) in Shanghai for using packaging that lists Taiwan as a country, underscoring China's growing sensitivity to how companies refer to the self-ruled island. This marks the second time Muji has been hit by such criticism from China ...

Eat, sleep and shop at Muji Hotel

Style & Design Jan 28, 2018

Eat, sleep and shop at Muji Hotel

by Danielle Demetriou

It all feels faintly familiar. There are the neutral textiles, the pale wood furniture, the green plants, the clean-lined gadgets and an aesthetic that is as calming as it is minimal. In short, it's identical to the interior of a Muji store — except here, ...

Reconstructing the Japanese house

Lifestyle Aug 13, 2017

Reconstructing the Japanese house

by John L. Tran

After very successful runs in Rome and London, "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945," an exhibition of maquettes, photographs, plans and drawings, is now in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. For providing an extensive look at varied and eclectic forms that ...