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Business trends

Japan's retailers boosted by e-commerce and overseas expansion

Majority of biggest companies expect record profits in fiscal 2018

Overseas profit from Fast Retailing's Uniqlo operations shot up more than 60% in the first fiscal half. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- Earnings growth in the Japanese retail sector is accelerating once again as companies expand beyond their traditional turf by boosting their presence abroad and in cyberspace.

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