Retailers, consumers and prices
from Raw Japan:
The world's No.2 economy, mired in what may be its longest and ugliest recession, is not wearing its misfortunes on its sleeve -- at least not literally.
"With this year's spring season offerings, bright colour items are popular, such as yellow and green," he told me this week.
"We had been seeing a strong trend for black and grey, as it's been said that during economic hardship people choose dark colours. But this year people are buying bright colour items... we're seeing strong sales of green spring coats."