If digital popularity is anything to go by, “Michael Kors” was definitely a winner in 2013. The brand came in medal-winning positions in both Google’s most-searched list and SNS data analysis.
ORIX Real Estate Corporation will open a new commercial facility dubbed “KIRARITO GINZA” in 3-2, Ginza 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo next fall.
The world’s largest international apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics- Spring Edition 2014” will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. From Mar 3 to 5.
A major renewal plan is under way for Tamagawa Takashimaya Shopping Center from Feb to Sep 2014, in anticipation of the second phase of the East Futako-Tamagawa Regeneration Project starting in 2015.
The largest “Pet Mall” in Japan will open at AEON Mall Shin Toshin. A 24-hour animal hospital and hotel will open, providing care for pet dogs and cats including discipline, training and rehabilitation.
Preview of AEON Mall Makuhari Shin Toshin Part 4: Active Mall has the Support of Professional Sports Players
The Active Mall lines up a variety of items including sports goods and household appliances. The shops lined up here allow customers to try out the sports items first hand and to be able to purchase the right equipment for an active lifestyle.
Preview of AEON Mall Makuhari Shin Toshin Part 3: Special Effects and Job Experiences at the Family Mall
The keyword of the “Family Mall” is “Three-generations with a focus on kids”. A job experience theme park, entertainment museum and snack manufacturer antenna shop are among the 80 or so premises picked specifically for family enjoyment.
On the 1st floor, 25 shops in the food court “Gourme-guri” including new enterprise “manufacturer’s concept shops”
“AEON Mall Makuhari Shin Toshin” will make its grand opening on Dec 20 in Mihama-ku, Chiba. 360 specialty stores will be housed, of which 92 are new brands/businesses and another 92, the first stores in Chiba city.
On Dec 13, Itochu Corporation and Itochu Textile Prominent (ASIA) Ltd. announced investments in Hong Kong based Fenix Group Holdings Limited and Fenix’s subsidiary ASF Limited.
Remo Ruffini, the chairman and creative director of Moncler, who announced the company’s intentions for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Milan Stock Exchange visited Japan to give a presentation on growing business in Japan.
Conde Nast, the mass media company behind “VOGUE JAPAN” and “GQ JAPAN", are going in for e-commerce from fall 2014 under the name of “Premium e-commerce Project”. They will also launch the Conde Nast Studio in January 2014,
On Jan 15, 2014, START TODAY, known for the management of ZOZOTOWN, will launch ZOZOMARKET with its wholly owned subsidiary Bracket, Inc.
From 2014 spring/summer, United Arrows will launch the new brand TEGE UNITED ARROWS in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative run by the International Trade Centre (ITC).
On Nov 26, Japan’s leading jeans manufacturer Edwin known for “EDWIN” and “SOMETHING,” and 16 of its group businesses with financial obligations applied to use ADR (alternative dispute resolution).
Seiji Tsutsumi, the founder of the Saison Group, died on Nov 25 at the age of 86. He was also well known as the author Takashi Tsujii.
Mode in France and Collections Francaises Joint Press Release; Talks from Yoko Kawashima and Francoise Morechand
A joint press release commemorating 20 years of Mode in France and Collections Francaises was held at the Minato-ku French Embassy in Japan on Nov 25.
INI, committed to making high quality made-in-Japan products, has succeeded in developing a deluxe towel dubbed “MAX MATERIA” with Soalon- a semi-synthetic triacetate fiber of Mitsubishi Rayon Textile Co., Ltd.- and rayon.
Withstand Harsh Weather with Sunnywink: MOONBAT and Teijin Frontier Start High Function Umbrella Brand
MOONBAT Co., Ltd. and Teijin Frontier Co., LTD. have launched a new brand dedicated to developing high function umbrellas that protect against harsh weather.
Sumitomo Realty & Development Embarks on Redevelopment and Flagship Construction of Roppongi 1-Chome Area
Sumitomo Realty & Development has commenced construction of buildings on the “Roppongi 3-chome East Area Type I Urban Area Redevelopment Project” which reforms large areas of the west side of Roppongi-itchome station.