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Our monthly report, JapanConsuming, gives subscribers an easy, fast way to keep up with consumer trends, deals, marketing ideas, retail strategies, and all the latest store and consumer data, in a clear, concise format.

Below are the highlights from the current and all past issues.
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September Top Stories
Sogo Seibu: deal done but Seibu Ikebukuro land sold to Yodobashi  Seven & I has finally sold Sogo Seibu to[...]
July-August Top Stories
Yahoo Shopping falling further behind Amazon and Rakuten Last year was pivotal for Yahoo Japan: despite record group performance, GTVs[...]
June Top Stories
The great divide: Isetan and Hankyu break records as regional stores closeSome department stores enjoyed record sales in FY2022 but[...]
May Top Stories
Fast Retailing aims for ¥10 trillion Uniqlo is such a mainstay of Japanese retailing, and indeed life, that its dominance[...]
April Top Stories
Retail media: retailers taking control of marketing channelsRetail media in its traditional sense is nothing new, simply referring to the[...]
March Top Stories
Rakuten fighting hard as Amazon Japan becomes No. 2 retailerThe big online malls continue to grow at higher rates than[...]
February Top Stories
Footwear sales rebound in weakened sectorFootwear sales plummeted during Covid, except for sports and hiking shoes, with a deleterious impact[...]
January Top Stories
Giftee: digital gifting surges for consumer businessesThe gift market has contracted in recent years as corporate and formal gift giving[...]
December 2022 Top Stories
Domestic tourism surges back to life as inbound traffic rises The long awaited lifting of restrictions on inbound tourists in[...]
November Top Stories
Inflation at 30 year high The CPI hit 3% in September, excluding fresh food and adjusting for consumption tax. Prices[...]
October Top Stories
Itochu signs Forever 21, American Eagle returns alone Two major US apparel retailers are returning to the Japanese market for[...]
September Top Stories
E-commerce 2021-22: another high growth year E-commerce sales of physical goods jumped nearly 9% in FY2021. Although this was well[...]

JapanConsuming is the most informative publication available on retailing and consumer issues in Japan, written in a language and style that makes it immediately relevant and useful.


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