Consumers

Seven-Eleven Japan grabs 40% share of slowing convenience market

Drugstores starting to eat into chains' dominance in prepared foods

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Airbnb extends market leadership through experience-based tourism

    Industry tries to adapt to room sharing pioneer's diruption

  • 'Pokemon Go' players, it's time to meet your teammates

    New monsters can only be captured by collaborating with others

  • McDonald's Japan fears 'Pokemon Go' boost wearing off

    Year-old mobile megahit still luring monster hunters into stores

  • Posco shares briefly hit 34-month high on improved Q2 results

    Sales, profit beat market expectations; yearlong sales forecast raised

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Half of Chinese travelers going solo

    The number of independent travelers is soaring, marking a substantial shift in the market

  • Hashtag Travelers

    Asian millennials are booking their own adventures

    How smartphones, social media and cheap air fares are changing the face of travel

  • Department stores raided over alleged price fixing for deliveries

    Japan's Takashimaya, Daimaru, Seibu questioned for colluding over shipping fees

  • Mongolians love their Prius hybrids

    A secondhand model carries price tag of $2,000 to $6000

  • Tata Motors' truck business facing 'crisis situation,' chief says

  • Nikkei Asia300 index extends gains on bets US rate hike likely delayed

  • Hong Kong stocks scale fresh two-year highs, shrug off mainland selloff

  • Video takes Japanese e-tail outside the search box

    Startups C Channel, Mercari use clips to add a personal touch to shopping online

  • Indian farmers see the profit in going organic

    Chemical-free products enjoy steady demand from wealthy consumers

  • Japan's national museums work to lure foreign visitors

    Art, science galleries stay open later, add multilingual descriptions

  • Louis Vuitton to debut smartwatch

    Luxury brand embraces tech to appeal to millennials

  • Kao focuses on expanding online sales in China

    Japanese consumer goods maker is rapidly building brand recognition

  • Japanese bags a new trend in Bangkok

    Growing number of tourists to Japan help boost popularity of brand goods

  • Nissan prepping entry-priced electric vehicle for China

    Made locally on shared platform, car will be half the price of the Leaf

  • AI increasingly finding its way into Japanese homes

    Experts warn unchecked adoption of smart speakers may violate privacy