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Tokyo and Nagoya Fashion News: Polo Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang

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Tokyo and Nagoya Fashion News: Polo Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang Hiroshi Saito and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Polo Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang are further consolidating their presence in Japan by opening new flagship stores in Nagoya and Tokyo respectively. These two unique brands will further enhance their own internal sales by consolidating […]

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Art, Rinzai Buddhism and Japanese Culture: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo

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Art, Rinzai Buddhism and Japanese Culture: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Japan the individuals Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) have left a rich legacy behind because even today these two intriguing people continue to fascinate people who adore art and culture. Art and religion were instrumental […]

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Bunjinga (Nanga) and the impact of China and Korea upon Japanese Art: Edo Period

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Bunjinga (Nanga) and the impact of China and Korea within the Art World of Japan: Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo period. Bunjin (literati) artists trace their artistic roots to the literati of China during the Song Dynasty (960-1267). However, the differences […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: Gucci and Luxury Market Optimistic in 2013

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: Gucci and Luxury Market Optimistic in 2013 Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times    Japan is internationally famous within the fashion sector for being very dynamic when it comes to the luxury fashion market. After all, even during a long period of mainly stagnation to little growth the […]

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Japan fashion news: Department stores see growth in the run up to the festive season

Japan fashion news: Department stores see growth in the run up to the festive season Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Japanese department stores report positive sales in the run up to the festive season. Not all the major department stores have released their sales figures for November but most have and all […]

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Japan fashion news: H&M is branching out from Tokyo to Nagoya

Japan fashion news: H&M is branching out from Tokyo to Nagoya Sarah Deschamps and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) is continuing to consolidate its presence and reputation in Japan. At first the emphasis for H&M when moving into the Japanese fashion sector was to grow and develop in Tokyo and […]

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Tokyo and Osaka fashion: Department stores mainly show growth in sluggish economy

Tokyo and Osaka fashion: Department stores mainly show growth in sluggish economy Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times   Department stores in Japan are in abundance and all the major players provide a wide variety of choice in the field of fashion and other goods that they sell. The Tokyo and Osaka market […]

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Tokyo and Osaka fashion news: Luxury shopping remains vibrant

Tokyo and Osaka fashion news: Luxury shopping remains vibrant Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times The power of major luxury fashion brands throughout Japan is internationally famous because even during negative economic times the market can still flourish. Since the early 1990s and continuing today in 2012, the overall economic performance of Japan […]

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Tokyo and Osaka fashion: Stella McCartney takes full control of distribution in Japan

Tokyo and Osaka fashion: Stella McCartney takes full control of distribution in Japan Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Stella McCartney first opened a flagship store in the adorable and elegant district of Aoyama in 2008. Since this period the expansion of Stella McCartney in Japan took a conservative option which did its […]

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Tokyo and Osaka fashion: international brands continue to expand throughout Japan

Tokyo and Osaka fashion: international brands continue to expand throughout Japan Sarah Deschamps, Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The global recession continues to bite in many nations all over the world but the Japanese fashion industry continues to attract fashion companies who want to expand in this country. Not surprisingly Tokyo […]

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