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 China and Japan.Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 4:09am
A new addition to the portfolio? Yes, and the first freestanding luxury hotel to open its doors in Tokyo for more than 10 years.20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
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.4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
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
Bracelet $300 from A02
Watch $100 from Citizen
Jeans $750 from Edwin
Sneakers $600 from Nike14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
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 shopaholic's paradise.
Who: Hiroaki Takeshita, a veteran of the Japanese fashion industry, opened the boutique in 2001. He is also the designer for Restir's five in-house labels.24 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Where? In the frantically beating heart of Tokyo's financial district.
Spot on for corporate types, but what about leisure travellers? The main railway station is next door, so guests can hop aboard a bullet train and fast-track their way to Mount Fuji.The Ginza shopping district (aka Tokyo's Fifth Avenue) is a block away.20 May 2003 - 12:00am
Flower power3 Mar 2002 - 12:00am
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.
In Tokyo's upmarket residential Sendagaya district, a 15-unit building once filled with mainly European and American expatriates now has 10 units empty. The situation is hardly unique.15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am
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.10 Feb 1993 - 12:00am