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Japan’s data gap feeds the gender gap
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4 days ago

Japan’s data gap feeds the gender gap

One creative director in Tokyo is frustrated by a reluctance to speak out, but believes numbers can help shock the industry into action.

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Hong Kong jewellery giant looks to Japan to offset losses at home
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Mar 16, 2017

Hong Kong jewellery giant looks to Japan to offset losses at home

Chow Tai Fook, the largest jewellery retailer in Hong Kong, is shifting its focus to Japan as the number of visitors from mainland China plummets at home.

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Nintendo gambles on Switch to flip its fortunes
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Mar 14, 2017

Nintendo gambles on Switch to flip its fortunes

Kyoto-based company has much at stake with its new product. Has the brand learnt from past mistakes—and does a smartphone carrying public really want another handheld?

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The inexact science of foreigners in Japanese advertising
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Mar 9, 2017

The inexact science of foreigners in Japanese advertising

A recent campaign prompts questions around the role of 'foreigners'.

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Domino's 'Ennui Monday': Antidote to failed 'Premium Fridays'
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Feb 28, 2017

Domino's 'Ennui Monday': Antidote to failed 'Premium Fridays'

The Pizza chain pokes fun at a government initiative many are sceptical of.

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'Premium Friday' off to an uncertain start in Japan
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Feb 24, 2017

'Premium Friday' off to an uncertain start in Japan

Government-led initiative to encourage work-life balance (and consumption) has good intentions, but widespread uptake is far from guaranteed.

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