Consumers

  • Mao Asada's retirement helps toymaker twirl up orders

    Tomy doll wears re-creation of skater's Sochi Olympics costume

  • Toymaker gives tourists one less reason to leave Japan

    Small trinkets inside capsules inside vending machines inside airports

  • Yokohama Rubber to roll out affordable tires in Europe

    Japanese producer eyes the low end with Dutch unit's brand

  • Chinese fire back at South Korea with their wallets

    Hyundai's Chinese sales plunge 50% in March as missile shield backlash spreads

  • Japan's Royal Holdings to expand halal food offerings

    Sales at schools, hotels, conferences eyed

  • Aeon develops multilingual e-menu to entice eaters

    Japanese retailer's restaurant unit aims to whittle down language barrier

  • LG to high-end TV competitors: It's on

    South Korean company defends its turf with 2.57mm-thick model

  • The Disneyland experience: Wait here for 150 minutes

    Survey indicates long lines are turning off some potential park-goers

  • For jeans connoisseurs, working class is high class

    Used denim can draw a hefty premium -- with the right pedigree

  • Aderans stages comeback with flat-rate hair service

    Japan wig maker's new business model is about enjoyable experiences

  • Japan to see decline in Golden Week travelers this year

    Closer Asian destinations growing popular

  • FT Confidential Research

    Adidas edges out Nike in race for female Chinese shoppers

    Latest FTCR survey finds Nike most popular overall but Adidas winning among women

  • Muji ramps up Chinese expansion

    Japan-based chain aims for 360 stores by 2021 in biggest foreign market

  • Southeast Asia's new-car sales climb 13% in February

    Thailand leads growth while Malaysia enjoys rebound

  • Japanese retailers quickly embracing bitcoin payments

    Virtual currency may be accepted at 260,000 shops by this summer

  • Air India among airlines to get license to fly to smaller Indian cities

  • Japan's Seibu launching affordable hotel brand

    Hotel operators rethink price tags as tourists opt for private home rentals

  • Samsung looks to reboot with Galaxy S8

    Company hopes improved display and new features will win back customers

  • Lotte hopes melting gum sticks in shrinking Japanese market

    Confectionery maker eyes 10bn yen in annual sales

  • Dubai shopping malls get bigger, blingier for Expo 2020

    What happens when the party's over?