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.
North Korea took another step toward its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, with the range of the rocket launched Sunday estimated at up to 13,000km. (Nikkei)
The annual number of accidents during gymnastic formation performances has exceeded 8,000 for four years in a row since fiscal 2011 in primary, middle and high schools, according to the Japan Sport Council (JSC). (the-japan-news.com)
The day before his arrest at his apartment for possession of stimulant drugs, former professional baseball player Kazuhiro Kiyohara visited a dealer in Gunma Prefecture, investigative sources revealed on Friday, reports Sports Hochi. (Tokyo Reporter)
The number of people charged with stimulant abuse in Japan tops 10,000 every year, and the number of such people aged 40 years or older has been increasing in particular, police said. (the-japan-news.com)