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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 ...

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Style & Design Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

by Sachiko Tamashige

Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit's popular 2009 documentary "Objectified." Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...