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Catch up on the latest news and analysis from Japan's Retail & Consumer Markets

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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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[...]
July-August Top Stories
Sale of Sogo Seibu imminentInitial reports suggest that Fortress Investment, part of the Softbank group of funds, is now the[...]
June Top Stories
Big apparel looks for new relevanceThe two leading apparel firms, World and Onward, posted largely negative results for 2021 although[...]
May Top Stories
Big retailers resist price pressure As more suppliers announce price increases, larger retailers are turning to discount campaigns to establish[...]
April Top Stories
Widespread price rises at retail and wholesale With energy costs still rising and ongoing supply-chain issues exacerbated by the re-emergence[...]
March Top Stories
Household expenditure increases in 2021 and more of it online The latest figures show that, even though incomes fell for[...]
February Top Stories
Seven & I to sell Sogo Seibu Department Stores Numerous reports indicate that Seven & I is preparing its Sogo[...]
January Top Stories
Cainz takes on Nitori with Tokyu Hands takeover Iconic retail chain, Tokyu Hands, is to be acquired by Cainz, Japan’s[...]

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