Retail in Asia

In Shops

High-end Tokyo stores cash in on China’s weeklong holiday

High-end stores in Tokyo are vying for Chinese visitors at the outset of a weeklong vacation marking China’s national day.

Demand for goods remains strong among tourists from China despite instability on the nation’s stock markets.

Matsuya Ginza, a prominent department store and an emblem of Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, on Wednesday opened its first-ever section targeting foreign shoppers. Set in a separate building, it is intended to showcase cosmetics, particularly those popular among Chinese buyers. Customers are served by multilingual assistants, including Chinese- and English-speakers.