Clothing retailer Uniqlo will open its largest outlet in the world in Shanghai on Sept. 30, its parent Fast Retailing Co. has announced.
The new store will have a floor space of 8,000 square meters, about 60 percent larger than the current largest Uniqlo outlet in Tokyo's Ginza area, Pan Ning, chief executive officer of Fast Retailing (China) Trading Co., said at a press conference in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering postponing the consumption tax hike to 10 pct from 8 pct planned for April 2017 by two and a half years to October 2019, government sources said Saturday. (Jiji Press)
A Japanese man was arrested Wednesday in Thailand on suspicion of raping and sexually harassing a number boys aged between 13 and 15 in the country's northern province of Chiang Mai, investigators said. (Japan Times)
A panel of Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department came up with a report on Wednesday calling for legal regulations on the so-called JK business, in which high school girls offer such services as massage and dating. (Jiji Press)