Tag: japanese department store

How to shop for Japan’s department stores

There are many ways to shop in Japan.You can go to a department store and buy clothes, shoes, furniture and household goods, but there’s one big exception: you can’t buy your groceries.The country’s supermarkets are only allowed to sell basic foodstuffs such as bread, pasta and rice.If you want...

Japan to start mass surveillance of internet cafes, chat rooms

Japan has ordered the mass surveillance and monitoring of all online social networks, including those in English and Japanese, to try to detect potential threats.In a decree issued on Tuesday, the cabinet decided to institute a system whereby people can be monitored without their knowledge or consent, and those...

Japanese retailer dave’s in Seattle loses over $30 million in stock

Seattle’s largest Japanese department store and its owner have been left scrambling after losing over $300 million in sales.The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that daves department store in Seattle lost about $10 million in merchandise in the past two years, a loss that has affected all the store’s employees.The...