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Why Wasoukan chose to set up in the UK

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: clothing and fashion, Fashion & Accessories, Investing in the UK, Japan, Retail
Mr Ikeda, President of Wasoukan and Ms Tanaka, Head of UK Operations

Wasoukan is a 10 year old Japanese retailer specialising in traditional kimono clothing, with four stores across Japan. This December, Wasoukan will open their first European flagship store and headquarters in Notting Hill, with aims to open a further 10-15 …

Fixing Fukushima – how nuclear is bringing the UK and Japan together

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Japan, Nuclear energy

Nuclear power had been in decline for decades, but recently it has resurfaced as a viable option to meet electricity demands, proving an attractive alternative to fossil fuels. However, the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident gripped the world’s attention and revived …