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Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

Wal-Mart is planning to close 30 under performing stores in Japan, it has emerged.

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Rakuten to introduce cheap smartphone service in Japan

Japanese e-commerce brand Rakuten Inc has announced it will launch a budget smartphone service that costs roughly a third of the standard monthly fees that Japan’s three main operators charge, in a move that will intensify price competition.

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Starbucks to purchase stake back from Japanese partners

Starbucks has revealed plans to take on complete ownership of its Japanese sector for in excess of $900 million – in order to strengthen its power in what is the second-biggest market globally.

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Uniqlo plans huge expansion of childrenswear range

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo announced today that they plan to expand their childrenswear range by 50 per cent, and hope to have the same amount of pieces as in the adult lines.

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Sony shares plummet

After revealing that they predicted a dramatic fall into dept this year with a loss of over $2 billion, Sony investors have dropped their shares – which plummeted by as much as 13 per cent on Thursday.

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Uniqlo to open first store in Chicago

Fashion retailer Uniqlo is opening a new store in Chicago – and it is to be the Japanese brand's second largest U.S. store at 60,000-square-feet.

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2.6 per cent increase in Uniqlo same-store sales

It's a good week for Japanese casual wear brand Uniqlo.

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Sony overtake Nintendo in console sales

It's good news for Japanese electronics corporation Sony, who for the first time in eight years have overtaken their rival Nintendo in Games Console sales.

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Sony struggles to keep up as 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles fly off shelves

Sony Corp. on Wednesday revealed it was struggling to keep up with demand for its new PlayStation 4 videogame console, after selling more than 7 million in just over four months to 6 April.

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Fast Retailing pulls out of takeover talks with J.Crew

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing Co Ltd has reportedly pulled out of talks regarding a takeover of US fashion and lifestyle retailer J.Crew Group Inc.

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