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2010 September

27

Sep

Japan As a Post-Branding Society?

By Dominic Carter

 

In a 1988 work entitled Postmodernism and Japan,[i] the authors make the interesting hypothesis that what is “postmodern” in the West has existed in Japan in a number of manifestations extending back to what European and American historians term the ‘early modern period’. Scholar and critic David Pollack nicely encapsulates the book’s basic premise:

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27

Sep

Creative Destruction Yielding Very Different Retail Battleground

By Debbie Howard

 

Not dissimilar to the dramatic redrawing of retail distribution in the 1990s – during which time we saw the advent of outlet malls and 100-yen shops, as well as the proliferation of convenience stores – Japan’s retail landscape is undergoing another seismic shift.

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