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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.

Product innovation set to propel Japan’s cosmetics industry

22-Sep-2016 - As Japan’s review period has shown weak growth, its leading cosmetic producers are focusing on innovation, marketing and trends to increase its sales during the forecast period.

Shiseido partnership drives digital growth

21-Sep-2016 - Leading global cosmetics company, Shiseido, has teamed up with innovations agency, Fabernovel to achieve its digital ambitions.

Kao targets improved operating margins

14-Sep-2016 - Japanese multinational cosmetics player Kao says it is targeting a further increase in sales for its cosmetics division while also raising the profit margin target through to 2020.

Kao opens up new research facility in Odawara City

14-Sep-2016 - Kao has invested significantly in a new beauty research and innovation center that will be situated in the within the existing Odawara Complex.

Japanese cosmetics players eye lucrative tourist spend

06-Sep-2016 - In Japan long-term economic stagnancy has impacted consumer spend to the point where any growth potential is jumped upon. And right now tourists are scrambling for Japanese cosmetics.

A look at Shiseido’s developments in Asia in 2016

06-Sep-2016 - Shiseido has rapidly expanded across the Americas and Europe this year with focused efforts on travel retail, R&D hubs and partnerships with major beauty players. Here though, we’re taking a...

OECD approval given to animal testing alternative in Japan

06-Sep-2016 - The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has given approval to an animal testing alternative for cosmetic product allergies for use by Kao and Shiseido.

Shiseido cuts full year forecast

18-Aug-2016 - Japanese multinational Shiseido announced steady sales and a big increase in profits for the first half of its financial years, but cuts its forecasts on the back of restructuring and...

Discussions at East Asia Summit focus on non-tariffs for cosmetics

10-Aug-2016 - Trade tariffs are a huge topic of conversation worldwide these days, and the recent East Asia Summit (EAS) focused on worldwide protectionism for a variety of industries, including cosmetics.

Are you up to date with cosmetics regulation across Asia?

20-Jul-2016 - ChemLinked Cosmetic Portal, a market information provider on regulation and compliance across Asia, has begun launching a series of ‘cosmepedia’ aimed at equipping beauty industry professionals with country-specific regulatory knowledge.

Say cheese: Shiseido launches app to rate your smile

27-Jun-2016 - Cosmetics giant Shiseido has launched an app which can not only detect your smile, but also rate it on a scale from a neutral 0 up to a show-stopping 120.

Kao boosts focus on sustainable packaging

16-Jun-2016 - Japanese personal care giant Kao has announced that it has begun using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited packaging, in a bid to ramp up its sustainability credentials.

Shiseido launches three new sunscreens, looking to target kids

14-Jun-2016 - Global beauty player Shiseido has launched three new sun protection products onto the market in Japan, using its sweat- and water-resistant technology in a bid to target the children’s sun...

Japan is behind on marketing, says Shiseido head

09-Jun-2016 - Shiseido CEO Masahiko Uotani has said Japanese brands tend to miss the importance of creating a strong and enduring brand identity, and criticised them for considering it as merely a...

Luxury organic beauty brand and its Asia distributor acquired by global firm

02-Jun-2016 - John Masters Organics (JMO), luxury beauty and personal care brand, and Styla, its Japan and East Asia distributor, have been acquired by global equity firm Permira.

Korea duty free industry ‘too dependent’ on Chinese tourism

26-May-2016 - Korea’s duty free industry, driven by beauty sales, has been criticised by commentators for relying too heavily on Chinese consumers.

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

Shiseido's global innovation plan

17-May-2016 - Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

Shiseido pushing forward with new travel retail division

26-Apr-2016 - Global beauty retailer Shiseido is pushing ahead with its new entity, Shiseido Travel Retail, with an ambitious sales target of 18.5 billion Yen/USD 169.6 million for this financial year.

Japanese specialty chemicals firm partners up with global distributor

19-Apr-2016 - Showa Denko, a Japan-based ingredients supplier for the cosmetics industry, has teamed up with international distributor Azelis, to further strengthen its global reach.

Kao reaches cross-border digital deal with JD Worldwide

13-Apr-2016 - Beauty giant Kao has signed up with e-retail platform JD Worldwide, in the latest in a string of industry moves in the Asia region to facilitate cross-border trade of personal...

Shiseido investing in global internal communications

12-Apr-2016 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is investing in a collaboration and cloud storage tool to facilitate communication among its global workforce.

IMCD establishes a new office in Japan

05-Apr-2016 - Holland-based fine chemicals distributor IMCD has expanded its position in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of an office in Tokyo, Japan.

Shiseido dubbed a top 'ethical company'

17-Mar-2016 - Shiseido has ranked again as one of the world’s most ethical companies in this year’s list from the Ethisphere Institute, joining various other beauty and personal care leaders in receiving...

Kao named as one of world’s most ethical companies, ten years in succession

15-Mar-2016 - Kao Corporation has confirmed that is has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company for the tenth year in a row.

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