Tag - seiyu



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.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2019
Walmart eyes listing Japanese supermarket unit Seiyu to raise funds for expansion
Walmart Inc. aims to list its wholly owned Japanese supermarket unit Seiyu G.K. to raise funds for the retail chain's expansion in Japan, the head of its local subsidiary said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 18, 2019
New Seiyu CEO says Walmart not looking to sell its Japanese supermarket chain
“I'm not here to sell a business,” Lionel Desclee tells reporters in Tokyo in his first public remarks since his appointment Friday. “Absolutely not at all.”
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2018
Will Don Quijote tilt its lance at the Amazon giant?
A somewhat cynical commentary attributed to the late American TV comedian Jackie Gleason goes, "Anybody who says money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop."
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2018
Japan's Don Quijote joins retail's top ranks with rule-breaking approach
Discount retailer Don Quijote has become a role model for other chain stores, defying Japan's weak retail environment to report its 29th year of unbroken sales and profit growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 13, 2018
Retailer Don Quijote shows interest in buying supermarket chain Seiyu from Walmart
The president of discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings says he is interested in buying supermarket chain Seiyu if Walmart “is serious” about selling.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2018
Walmart may be on the cusp of making its final checkout from the Japanese retail market
With speculation rife that Walmart Inc. is seeking to offload Seiyu, its Japanese subsidiary, the U.S. retail behemoth's possible failure may be interpreted as the result of this country's ultracompetitive retail market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2018
Walmart downplays reports that it is looking to sell Japanese unit Seiyu
Despite an unsuccessful bid to replicate its success in the U.S., the retail giant denies reports it is looking for a buyer for the Japanese chain.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2018
After 16-year struggle with Seiyu, Walmart looks to be next retailer to exit Japan
Amid fierce competition from online retailers Walmart Inc. has decided to sell supermarket unit Seiyu GK for u00a5300 billion to u00a5500 billion, sources have said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2014
Seiyu to close 30 unprofitable stores from 2015
Seiyu GK and U.S. parent Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will close about 30 unprofitable stores starting next year, the companies said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 27, 2012
Today's J-blip: Seiyu social TV commercial
Seiyu lets the Internet call the shots for its next TV commercial.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 11, 2011
Cult of the voice actor continues to grow
The voice actors behind well-loved anime are stars in the their own right.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals