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.
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.
21-Sep-2016 - Leading global cosmetics company, Shiseido, has teamed up with innovations agency, Fabernovel to achieve its digital ambitions.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
26-May-2016 - Korea’s duty free industry, driven by beauty sales, has been criticised by commentators for relying too heavily on Chinese consumers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
12-Apr-2016 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is investing in a collaboration and cloud storage tool to facilitate communication among its global workforce.
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.
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...
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.