Retail in Asia


Retail industry news, retail jobs, retail events and key retail market data, specific to Japan.

Japan economic confidence grows

A key survey of Japanese manufacturers has indicated that confidence is continuing to return to businesses.
The Bank of Japan’s Tankan index found that business confidence had improved for the f…

State stimulus boosts Japan sales

Japanese retail sales jumped sharply in February as government stimulus measures encouraged consumers to spend, official figures have shown. Sales rose by 4.2 percent from a year earlier, much more th…

Japan exports to Asia and US rise

Japanese exports rose 45 percent in February compared with the same month a year ago.
Exports to Asia, which make up more than half of Japan’s total exports, rose more than 55 percent in the sam…