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Japan hosts two of the largest cosmetics manufacturers from Asia-Pacific and is one of the most developed markets in the region. Skin care is still one of the key market drivers with skin whitening and lightening proving very popular.

Kao releases its mid-term K20 plan

29-May-2017 - On 18th May 2017, cosmetics and chemical name, Kao, revealed its 2017 Integrated Report detailing how it plans to expand globally over the next four years.

South Korean Sulwhasoo prepares to open first Paris store

29-May-2017 - AmorePacific-owned Sulwhasoo enters the Parisian marketplace by getting ready to exclusively launch at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France, in September 2017.

APAC tourists choose Japanese beauty

24-May-2017 - Loyal customers throughout Asia-Pacific are strengthening Japan’s export market through repeat purchases made after returning from their travels.

Its'Demo releases Pokemon-inspired cosmetics

23-May-2017 - Japanese lifestyle company Its’Demo leverages the success of the Pokemon Go phenomenon, launched on home soil, to promote its Pokemon-themed cosmetics range.

Yanagiya Honten reenters male hair care sector

09-May-2017 - Japanese hair care provider, Yanagiya Honten, has re-released Yanagiya Grease from its male grooming and styling product portfolio.

Shiseido relaunches botanical Future Solution LX skincare line

09-May-2017 - Multinational conglomerate, Shiseido, will re-release its Future Solution LX skincare collection for the autumn/winter 2017 season.

Shiseido launches facial expression project

03-May-2017 - The major Japanese player releases its new initiative, a facial expression project, to promote inner beauty in its female consumer base.

Kao: Ethics over profits?

03-May-2017 - For the 11th consecutive year, chemicals and cosmetics name, Kao, is voted as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’.

Leave-ins and scalp protection dominate Japanese hair care

02-May-2017 - Mintel reveals that Japan is championing leave-in hair care and scalp protection releases and is the leading country for this growing segment in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Is Japan missing the mobile commerce trick?

02-May-2017 - The country has a reputation as an advanced pioneer in multiple leading technological sectors, yet Euromonitor International revealed in its report ‘Three Reasons Why Japan Is Falling Behind in Mobile...

Clé de Peau Beauté offers a sensory experience

01-May-2017 - Luxury skin care and make up name, Clé de Peau Beauté, prioritises customisation and experiential beauty at its new store in Ginza Six, Tokyo, Japan.

Gender equality in Japan drives Shiseido’s latest agreement

26-Apr-2017 - Cosmetics and personal care powerhouse, Shiseido, signs an agreement with UN Women, the UN organisation committed to achieving gender equality and empowerment,  to promote gender equality in Japan.

Ostrich antibody technology targets hair loss prevention

25-Apr-2017 - Maz World is entering the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP) to launch its ostrich antibody technology to the Japanese hair loss market.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

Shiseido ends distribution agreements with Burberry

04-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care provider, Shiseido, announced in a press release on 3rd April 2017, that it has decided to terminate its global distribution agreements with luxury fragrance brand, Burberry.

Wacker opens international training centre in Japan

28-Mar-2017 - Silicone producer, Wacker, strengthens its appeal to the Japanese market through building a training centre in Tsukuba, near Tokyo.

Shiseido tests humanoid robots for cosmetics production

27-Mar-2017 - In a revolutionary move and a cosmetics industry first, the leading Japanese heavyweight puts humanoid robots front and centre of its assembly lines.

Azelis hires two new managing directors in APAC

22-Mar-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, has made two new senior appointments to help make inroads with its expansion plans in the APAC region.

Shiseido wins award for Mazda-designed perfume

22-Mar-2017 - Multinational cosmetics leader, Shiseido, takes home the gold in the coveted international iF Design Awards for its Kodo Soul of Motion concept.

Nikkol and Amyris complete joint venture Aprinnova

20-Mar-2017 - Japanese cosmetics speciality chemical provider, Nikkol, finalises the formation of its joint venture with industrial US bioscience providers, Amyris, commercially labelled as Aprinnova.

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08-Mar-2017 - Beauty oil is one of the biggest skin care trends right now, as consumers opt for simpler and more natural regimes. But with a wide variety of choice, has plum...

Kao launches Sofina IP in Taiwan and Hong Kong

01-Mar-2017 - Japanese cosmetics leader, Kao, will launch its latest brand, Sofina IP, in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Nippon Shikizai buys shares in Orleans Cosmetics

20-Feb-2017 - Japanese Nippon Shikizai, a make up and skin care contract manufacturer, reveals that its 100% subsidiary, Thepenier Pharma Industrie, has acquired shares of Orleans Cosmetics.

Male hair and skin care is big on video

14-Feb-2017 - As the male grooming sector pairs evolving regimes with digital channels, the hair and skin care segments are thriving.

Silicone features highly in production and on the shelves

30-Jan-2017 - With APAC consumers looking for new and improved formulations that take their favourite beauty applications through the day, into the night, producers and developers are upping their silicone usage.

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