Business Feb 28, 2018

EBay to buy Qoo10 Japan shopping platform, other assets from Giosis

EBay Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy Giosis Pte. Ltd.'s Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, to expand its presence in Asia's second-largest economy. Giosis, which already counts eBay as an investor, operates seven localized online marketplaces in five countries, including Japan ...

Throwback time for fashion leads to innovation

Style & Design Nov 26, 2017

Throwback time for fashion leads to innovation

by Samuel Thomas

As regular followers of Japanese fashion can attest, the industry can be seen as somewhat flirtatious, dallying with new debutantes, another sister brand, another collaboration, another short-term "limited shop" or another retail concept that makes the news but doesn't really change the game. It is ...

Editorials Mar 28, 2017

The high cost of convenience

The problems confronting Yamato Transport Co. is a reminder that business competition based on increased convenience and low prices for customers isn't sustainable in an economy with a growing manpower shortage.