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.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will postpone the dismantling of the crippled No. 1 unit of its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, as the company has already run into delays, officials said Thursday. (Jiji Press)
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea pledged to investigate the abduction of Japanese nationals without regard to the outcome of previous probes. But Pyongyang failed to provide detailed information on abductees. (NHK)
Tokyo prosecutors are searching the house of a former aide to Lower House member Yuko Obuchi over the recent political funds scandal. The scandal drove Obuchi from her post as Economy, Trade and Industry Minister. (NHK)
In spite of a recent fall in organized crime membership, Fukuoka Prefectural Police on Monday released a manga comic to discourage participation in yakuza gangs, reports the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (Oct. 27). (Tokyo Reporter)