Japanese Snapshots

Isetan Men's

One photographer’s take on Tokyo’s retail scene: Kal Yee visits Isetan Men’s, Bedrock, Rynshu and Lift Étage/Lift Écru.

China’s retail sales to overtake Japan by 2015

A report by Frost & Sullivan says China will become the second largest retail market in the world by 2015.

Uniqlo opens first US mall store, in Paramus, NJ

The as yet unveiled exterior of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall Uniqlo in Paramus, New Jersey.

John Jones talks to Uniqlo US CEO Shin Odake about the newest Uniqlo store, in Paramus, NJ.

American Apparel launches Japanese mobile store

American Apparel

American Apparel has launched a mobile store serving customers in Japan, marking the company’s first move into mobile e-commerce.

A visit to Japan

The kimono department at United Arrows.

John Jones in Japan: So far I’ve had a visit with Uptown/Downtown winners United Arrows, toured the Daimaru department store…as well as the worlds largest fish market…and have been immersing myself as much as I can in the culture.