Market Watch - Japan

“Think tank says 2025 Osaka Expo will draw 3 million visitors from abroad”

“Given the sharp increase in the number of visitors to Japan in recent years, the percentage of foreign visitors to the Osaka Expo is projected to rise to around 10 percent from the roughly 5 percent who attended the 2005 Expo in Aichi Prefecture. The Osaka Expo will bring positive economic effects totaling ¥1.3 trillion… Continue reading “Think tank says 2025 Osaka Expo will draw 3 million visitors from abroad”

Market Watch - Japan

“Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo”

“Shouts of joy in Japanese erupted in the Paris auditorium when the 170 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions voted Friday in favor of Osaka’s bid. Dark-suited officials hugged and jumped up and down, and Japan’s economy and trade minister, Hiroshige Seko, said he felt “Excellent! I’m excited! I also feel a heavy… Continue reading “Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo”

Market Watch - Japan

“Hotel Chocolat continues global expansion with new store in Japan”

"The British luxury chocolatier had announced in September it planned to open stores in Japan as part of its “test, learn, grow” approach of expansion. Its new store in Japan is located at Tokyo’s Aeon Lake Town shopping mall, which is the largest in the country." – by Shawn Lim (The Drum magazine)