Retailers in Tokyo's Ginza dealt blow by Chinese boycott in Diaoyus row

Ginza retailers were hoping for hordes of shoppers during the week-long Chinese holidays in October but the dispute kept them away. Photo: Bloomberg

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

The Peninsula Tokyo

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

Sky's the Limit

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

Out & About

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 Nike

14 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

Hot Spots

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

A user's guide to fashion

Flower power

3 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Japan rents tumble

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

Relaxation of monetary policy fails to halt economic slowdown

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