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Japan

Mizuno's semester boosted by the American region

Nov 19, 2019 / Japan
Assisted by improved profitability in the Americas Mizuno reported net income rising by 21.7% in the semester despite a decline of 1.7% in sales

Asics extends partnership with IAAF until 2029

Sep 27, 2019 / Japan
The two entities announced the renewal of their partnership and Asics’s commitment to the world of athletics with the signing today of a new 10-year agreement as an Official IAAF Partner

Uniqlo to switch from plastic to paper bags

Jul 22, 2019 / Japan
Japanese-based retailer announced it will be using paper shopping bags instead of the plastic bags from September onwards. With this move, the company is joining the global initiatives to address one of the most important environmental issues: plastic pollution

Asics Ventures takes stake in Curv Labs

Jul 1, 2019 / Canada
Asics announced that its investment subsidiary has taken an equity stake in Curv Labs, a Canadian startup that has developed software to capture motion

Asics releases 2018 sustainability report

Jun 4, 2019 / Japan
The Japan-based sportswear giant has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, summarizing the company’s progress towards medium and long-term sustainability targets, its ASICS Sustainability Vision

Furla exceeds 500 million euros in turnover

Mar 15, 2019 / Italy
The Italian-based group continues to announce growth, hitting 513 million euros in turnover in 2018, a 5.2% increase at constant exchange over 2017 (2.8% increase at current exchange)

Japanese footwear imports consolidate growth

Mar 5, 2019 / Japan
In 2018 imports of footwear by the Asian country grew by 2.8% in quantity and 3.9% in value. Japan is the 4th largest importer of footwear and the 6th largest consumer market for footwear

Asics launches recycling project for the Olympics

Feb 22, 2019 / Japan
Asics, Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the sporting goods category, launched the Asics Reborn Wear Project (ARWPJ) in January, aiming to offer a way to cheer for Tokyo 2020 Japan Olympic and Paralympic Team competitors

Asics invests in conductivity textiles

Feb 1, 2018 / Japan
The Japan-based footwear company has made its first investment, taking a stake in AI SILK Corporation, a venture company affiliated with Tohoku University and focused on developing conductive textiles

Japanese imports slow down

Jan 2, 2018 / Japan
The Japanese market is one of the most important ones for footwear companies. Imports of footwear by this Asian country registered a decline of 5.1% in the first semester of 2017

Asics wants to make soles in a microwave

Nov 6, 2017 / Japan
The Japanese brand is testing a new way to produce the midsoles of sneakers with microwave technology. Asics believe this can lead to usage of 90% less energy than standard production techniques

adidas opens footwear lab in Japan

Oct 4, 2017 / Innovation
The Germany-based brand has announced the opening of a new facility in Japan dedicated to development activities. It is the first center of this kind by adidas in the Asian country

Mulberry focus in Japan

Jul 13, 2017 / Japan
The London-based luxury brand has announced plans to launch a joint venture deal with Onward Global Fashion, a Japanese brand

Gola to enter Japan

Jun 8, 2017 / Japan
The British-based footwear brand is entering the Japanese market with its Spring / Summer 17 collection

Japanese footwear imports up by 4%

Oct 20, 2016 / Japan
According to data obtained by the worldfootwear.com, Japan has imported 2 688 million US dollars’ worth of footwear in the first half of the current year
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