The sound of Putonghua-speaking tourists and the cash tills they set ringing have become rarer in Tokyo's upmarket Ginza district, retailers say, since a flare-up in a territorial row between...
A new addition to the portfolio? Yes, and the first freestanding luxury hotel to open its doors in Tokyo for more than 10 years.
IT'S EASY TO SEE WHY DUBAI - a land of sun, sand and shopping - is developing a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous.
Jeffrey Leung, 19, says he's into skateboard clothing such as T-shirts and baggy jeans. His favourite fashion brand is Emerica.
Black T-shirt $300 from Emerica
Where: in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, where major designers such as Emilio Pucci, Chanel and Dior, and uber-department stores including Printemps and Mitsukoshi go head-to-head in a...
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Where? In the frantically beating heart of Tokyo's financial district.
IN Japan's real estate market, flats and offices that once rented for a king's ransom now beg for tenants, with ''to let'' signs on their often luxurious premises.
DESPITE the easing of monetary policy in late spring last year, the slowdown in the Japanese economy continued unabated, with the stock market falling to a six-year low by mid-August.