Ritsuko Ando

Yahoo Japan bids for control of fashion e-tailer Zozo for $3.7 billion

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Yahoo Japan Corp said it will take over Japan's biggest online fashion retailer Zozo Inc for 400 billion yen ($3.7 billion), seeking to breathe fresh life into the business and compete better against the likes of Amazon.com .

Japan parental leave case puts spotlight on workers' rights

10 Sep 2019

TOKYO A male employee is suing sportswear maker Asics Corp for alleged mistreatment after taking paternity leave, a case that has shone a spotlight on gender equality and workers' rights in Japan.

Japan's Yokohama city joins race to host newly legalised casino

22 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's second-largest city, Yokohama, said on Thursday it would bid to host a casino resort, a newly legalised industry the government hopes will stimulate the economy and tourism.

UPDATE 1-Japan's 'Matsukiyo' in merger talks to create drugstore giant

14 Aug 2019

* "Matsukiyo" pioneered drugstore sales of discount cosmetics

No rash moves: Kao aims to bolster 'Made in Japan' cachet in China diaper market

02 Aug 2019

TOKYO/BEIJING Like many urban Chinese professionals with young children, Shenzhen-based fintech executive Jacob Cao is a fan of Japanese diaper brands including Kao Corp's Merries.

Japan's Suntory joins rival Coca Cola to push Vietnam on plastic recycling

25 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings said it would work with rival Coca-Cola as well as Nestle to push the government in Vietnam, among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, to create a large-scale recycling system.

Japan's Zozo sees profit recovering this year after bodysuit blunder

25 Apr 2019

TOKYO Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc said it expects its profit to recover in the current fiscal year, after booking its first-ever annual drop in earnings on a failed experiment with bespoke tailoring and clashes with fashion brands.

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