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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.

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Make up routines go simple part II: How marketers are getting it spot on

12-Sep-2017 - With Japan making waves in the simple make up segment, we continued our conversation with Shannon Romanowski and Sharon Kwek from market research company, Mintel, on how brands can successfully market their...

Tokyo Pack 2018 event: Cross-cultural packaging collaborations to solve design dilemmas

06-Sep-2017 - Next year’s Tokyo Pack 2018 strives to develop new international audiences for Asia's global packaging technology as it gets ready to launch creative, cross-cultural relationships and current explanations to packaging...

Japan first: The new age of in-store beauty advice

05-Sep-2017 - Hailed as “the first of its kind in the Japanese cosmetics industry”, personal care conglomerate, Shiseido, launches its digital counselling mirror and next generation cosmetics counter at its recently-renovated Ginza Siz...

Lion launches exclusive toothpaste range for Alibaba

23-Aug-2017 - Tokyo-based personal care giant, Lion, places its newly-created line on e-commerce platform, Alibaba, to grow Chinese internet sales.

'Made in Japan' labelling encourages strategic export plans

22-Aug-2017 - Japanese heavyweight names, Shiseido, Kose, Kanebo, are using ‘Made in Japan’ labels on their products to engage Asian shoppers, notably Chinese consumers.

Shiseido celebrates 10 years of supporting females in science with research grants

07-Aug-2017 - Personal care giant, Shiseido, holds an awards ceremony to honour 10 years of supporting female researchers in science.

L’Occitane conceptualises in-store design in China and Japan

02-Aug-2017 - Natural ingredient-based cosmetics and wellbeing goods producer, L’Occitane, enters into the innovative concept market following a strong quarterly trading period.

Japan's marketplace app Mercari goes for IPO

01-Aug-2017 - Peer-to-peer marketplace app operator, Mercari, has applied to place its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Shiseido performs voluntary recall on sun protection and body wash items

31-Jul-2017 - The Japanese personal care conglomerate, known for its various global prestigious brands and scientific contributions, apologises to customers and promotes two voluntary recalls in one week.

Kao boosts reputation for environmental, social and corporate excellence

18-Jul-2017 - The chemical and cosmetics company has been selected for the newly-established FTSE Blossom Japan Index and MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index.

Shiseido joins teamLab on live art exhibition

18-Jul-2017 - The Japanese personal care leader, Shiseido, and creative artists group, teamLab, collaborate to launch a digital art exhibition.

Summer 2017: It’s all about natural eyelashes, eyebrows and hair care

11-Jul-2017 - Shiseido reveals the top hair care trends making a big wave this spring/summer 2017 season.

Shiseido highlights 'pink boom' summer trend

10-Jul-2017 - Shiseido Beauty Creation Centre releases its beauty trends research to reveal the latest international make up applications this summer.

Kao creates beauty counselling companies

05-Jul-2017 - Kao plans to reorganise its domestic sales subsidiaries to make way for two companies focusing on in-store beauty counselling.

Sa Sa International targets Taiwan and Japan markets

27-Jun-2017 - As sales have slumped over the last fiscal year due to the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) disruption, the Hong Kong cosmetics retailing name is moving outside its domestic...

SK-II tackles ageing concerns with new campaign film

26-Jun-2017 - With its new film, 'The Expiry Date', SK-II plans to build upon its philosophy ‘#changedestiny’ and create a Pan-Asian discussion about age-related pressures.

Shiseido targets working females with virtual cosmetics app

20-Jun-2017 - The Japanese personal care company’s TeleBeauty app has four make up patterns that can be digitally applied by users to maximise appearance online.

@cosme names best cosmetics awards 2017 mid-year winners

14-Jun-2017 - istyle-owned beauty review site, @cosme, reveals its best colour cosmetics and skin care brands in Asia.

Shiseido launches new Waso skin care line

13-Jun-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care company, Shiseido, prepares to reveal its new Waso range of products designed for the Millennial demographic.

Euromonitor International reveals Japanese natural and organic boost

07-Jun-2017 - Japanese cosmetics consumers demand “healthier, safer and more ethically conscious products” resulting from changing lifestyles, which is generating growing interest in the natural, organic and environmentally-friendly cosmetics areas.   ...

Clé de Peau Beauté opens Singapore boutique

06-Jun-2017 - Shiseido-owned prestige brand Clé de Peau Beauté is launching its first free-standing boutique in Singapore.

Sulwhasoo prepares to open first Paris store

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

Kanebo Cosmetics to reach China in 2020

31-May-2017 - Skin care, make up and hair care beauty producer, Kanebo Cosmetics, prepares to launch its latest line of skin care products in China for 2020.

Japanese hair and beauty artist receives Globe Educator Award 2017

30-May-2017 - Masa Ohtake is recognised for his contributions to the global beauty industry and support for other students embarking on a cosmetics career through his leadership at Shiseido Beauty School.

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.

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