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Bridgestone Sees Success With Spikeless Golf Shoes Employing Tire Technologies

Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has announced that a line of spikeless golf shoes under its Tour B series achieved a major sales landmark over Sept. 10–16, becoming the week’s top-selling over-the-counter line of spikeless golf shoes in Japan. This comes as Bridgestone has applied technologies from its tires to the new line of shoes,...

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Japan’s Footwear Market Sees Supply Rise for First Time in Four Years

Japan’s market for footwear saw its overall supply rise by 1.7 percent year-on-year for 2017, reaching a total of 704.06 million pairs of shoes for the year. This represents the first increase to the figure in four years, as well as the country’s first time in three years to break through the 700 million mark. Total domestic production – including...

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Asics First-Half Results: Oceania, Asia the Top Performers

Asics Corp. (TYO:7936) saw net sales fall 3.3 percent year-on-year to 203.74 billion yen ($1.87 billion) in its first-half results, running from January 1 to June 30, 2017. Despite a strong showing in the running shoes segment, net sales within Japan decreased 3.4 percent year-on-year to 54.26 billion yen, owing to sluggish performance by sportswear. Sales of running shoes and...

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New Balance Opens Running and Lifestyle Store in Ginza, Tokyo

New Balance Japan Inc. has opened New Balance Ginza, a running and lifestyle store located in the famed district of Tokyo and covering an area of roughly 356 square meters over two floors. This is New Balance Japan’s fifth standalone store in Tokyo, following Aoyama, Harajuku, Roppongi and Odaiba. Including Sapporo, Osaka and Grand Front Osaka, this makes for a...

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Asics Revamps Japanese Production Base

Sanin Asics Industry Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asics Corp. (TYO:7936), has completed its construction of a new factory building as well as its renovation of existing buildings. Located on 17,312 square meters of land, the plant has a total floor area of 10,095 square meters. Sanin Asics mainly manufactures sports shoes, fashion sneakers, walking shoes and work shoes...

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Asics CEO Discusses Global Performance, Changes in Response to Changing Markets

Asics Corp. (TYO:7936) posted a 29.3 billion yen ($261 million) year-on-year decline of sales in 2016, down at 391.1 billion yen. However, when putting aside exchange rate effects to the tune of 32.6 billion yen, the company enjoyed an increase of 0.8 percent. While sales were healthy in Asia and the Oceania region, and robust in Europe, weak sales in...

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