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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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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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!
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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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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Japanese pet products like to do things differently! These fun and flexible boxes allow you to build a maze for your cat to explore.
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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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
Chanel is opening a temporary Omotesando pop-up space to advertise its new Rouge Coco lipstick, which went on sale on March 20th. From March 27th to April 5th, visitors to Rouge Coco at Omotesando ...
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Yesterday we introduced the iDoll, currently being showcased by ad agency Hakuhodo at SXSW Interactive Festival. Another prototype by Hakuhodo -- and just as outlandish -- are the Talkable ...
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Today is Setsubun, which marks the start of spring in the old lunar calendar. If you are unfortunate enough to step outside, you may be forgiven for thinking it's still winter. That would because ...
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