After already breaking records for inbound tourism last year, the government hopes to double the number to 40 million by 2020. So far this year, more than 10 million non-Japanese visitors have ...
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Bandai is targeting women in their twenties and thirties with its latest venture. Otona Joshi Biyori (literally, Adult Girls Beautiful Weather) will open on June 24th in Tokyo Character Street, a ...
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Musician and fashion guru Hiroshi Fujiwara opened a new concept store, The Park-Ing Ginza, in an underground parking lot on March 24th. The parking lot is located underneath the Sony Building at ...
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The cheap yen has helped inbound tourism in Japan sour and nearly 20 million visitors came to Japan last year. Most are Asian, especially Chinese, and while they do come here to sightsee and eat the ...
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Japan Trend Shop offers the most original lineup of Japanese products on the internet. From beauty gadgets to designer household items, cosmetics, food, pet products, and electronics... Something new for everyone!
Ginza Mitsukoshi has opened the first airport-style duty-free store in Japan. The only place in Japan that has previously been allowed to host such retail facilities outside of airports is Okinawa, ...
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Another season, another overseas retailer or brand tries to crack Japan. This time it's Accessorize, a retailer who will be very familiar to British readers as a leading fashion accessories retail ...
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To speed up service for customers from overseas, Shibuya 109 and 109 Men's have introduced a new duty-free POS system called RefundPro. While the hike in the sales tax from 5% to 8% affected ...
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Here is the first glimpse into the refurbished "book-themed" Muji Yurakucho, the largest Muji store in the world. Fashion Snap was there to cover the press opening. As we reported ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
We were recently in the Muji in Yurakucho and noticed that half the store was empty of stock, and other areas were closed off completely. Prominent signs apologized for the "changeover" work taking ...
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Pass the Baton has opened a new designer thrift store in the heart of Kyoto. Located a short walk from Shijo Station in Gion, the old part of Kyoto, inside a 120-year-old wooden machiya ...
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Ginza department store Matsuya is offering a yukata virtual fitting service as part of Ginza Yukata Week from July 22nd. The summer kimono service means you can try a range of yukata without ...
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Recently, Narita Airport has been on a mission to reinvent itself from dull and controversial Chiba hub to an exciting destination with a running track LCC terminal and Kabuki experience ...
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Sonia Rykiel has opened a new store in Aoyama, the designer fashion district of central Tokyo. Located at the former Jil Sander Navy flagship address, the shop features a unique interior with ...
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Meet Aiko Chihira. She speaks Japanese and wears a kimono. She greets customers and conveys information. But Aiko's not Japanese. She's not even human. She's an android made by Toshiba and now ...
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Taco Bell is returning to Japan. Its first new branch will open in Shibuya in the Dogenzaka area on April 21st. Of course, Taco Bell has been a mainstay of U.S. military bases in Japan for ...
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