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.
Japan can increase its female workforce by about one million if it takes steps to improve the working environment for women raising children, the government said in its annual economic and fiscal white paper on Friday. (Jiji Press)
Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health. (The Guardian)
The Supreme Court overturned on Thursday an earlier lower court ruling by lay judges in Japan that sentenced parents accused of abusing and killing their daughter in 2010 to a harsher punishment than demanded by prosecutors. (Kyodo)