Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is an integrated multipurpose complex at Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta, Indonesia. The 640,000 m2 complex consists of a huge Shopping Mall, office tower Menara BCA, high end serviced residential tower Kempinski Residences and the five-star all-suite Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, it is located near the Selamat Datang Monument. In January 2017, Forbes recognized Grand Indonesia Shopping Town as one of the top five shopping malls in Jakarta. Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is spread over two main buildings, the West and East Mall, is linked by a multi-level bridge; the shopping center is spread over eight levels and is divided into three main districts, Specialty Zone, Main Zone and Crossroads of the World district. After an aggressive renovation the cinema complex of the mall, which sprawls over the eighth floor, CGV introduced the new Sphere X studio at the cinema complex. Arguably, it is the largest Sphere X theater in the whole world, which has a huge curved screen as large as a basketball court at 26 x 14 meters and is compatible with 2D and 3D movies.
Grand Indonesia has a Magic Fountain Show, a fountain of dancing and singing, performed daily with performances, colorful lights and fountain dance. List of shopping malls in Indonesia List of tallest buildings in Jakarta List of largest buildings in the world
Yanase (car dealership)
Yanase & Co. Ltd. is a retailer of new European and North American vehicles and used cars in Japan. As of the year 2002, Yanase has the rights of exclusive retailer of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Saab, Chevrolet, Jeep and Smart vehicles to Japanese consumers, it is part of the Itochu group. Yanase has 174 stores selling new cars in Japan and 31 stores that sell used cars under direct management. There is a related company or subsidiary organization dealing with a particular brand of imported cars, some in rural areas. On May 25, 2015, the Yanase car dealership network celebrated its 100 anniversary. Yanase was established in Hibiya, Tokyo in 1915 as a truck and bus builder by Chotarō Yanase, as a part of the Mitsui Group. By 1920 the company became an importer of General Motors products Buicks and Cadillacs. Yanase was born in Toyooka village, Gunma, Japan December 5, 1879 and died July 11, 1956, he was a graduate of the Tokyo Commercial High School, having earlier attended Tokyo Metropolitan High School at Hibiya.
After graduation from the Tokyo Commercial High School in 1904, he worked for the Mitsui OSK Shipping Lines when the company was known as Osaka Shipping. When Yanase began the importing company with Mitsui, he imported petroleum mineral oil products; the mineral oil business became Yanase Shoji Co. Ltd. while the importing of automobiles became Yanase Automobile Co. Ltd, where Mr. Yanase served as president; the automobile business was in danger of going bankrupt, until the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923, where his company was instrumental in importing General Motors GMC trucks to help with the disaster recovery efforts, continued to provide vehicles as the transportation infrastructure was rebuilt. Yanase imported REO Motor Car Company vehicles and chassis. After the war, Yanase resumed importing operations, selling Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under the direction of Yanase's son, Jiro Yanase. Jiro Yanase was born June 28, 1916 and died March 13, 2008, he was inducted into the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame in 2001, the North American Automotive Hall of Fame in 2004 for his efforts in the Japanese auto industry.
He attended Keio High School and graduated from Keio University in 1939, with a degree in Economics, soon began to work for his father's company, with a position on the Board of Directors in 1941, CEO in 1945, Chairman in 1985. Due to the vehicles being imported, Yanase had a reputation of selling large luxury cars, because European and North American vehicles did not comply with Japanese government regulations concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement. Therefore, vehicles imported by Yanase were taxed for their larger dimensions. A meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida convinced Jiro Yanase that imported cars should be sold as a luxury good, making imported vehicles more expensive than Japanese domestically produced vehicles, thereby allowing Japanese companies to sell their products that were priced lower than imported vehicles. During the economic expansion period starting in the early 1970s, Yanase dealerships progressed across Japan as a retailer of imported vehicles that had a luxury reputation.
In 1965, import standards were relaxed to allow the importation of left-hand drive vehicles into Japan, as Japanese vehicles made for Japan are right-hand drive. In 1992 the European and North American companies whose products were imported by Yanase wanted to directly import vehicles to Japan; as of 2000, GM Volkswagen and Audi directly import vehicles but allow their products to be sold at Yanase dealerships. As of 2005, Mercedes-Benz, BMW reached similar agreements with Yanase. Yanase began to experience other Japanese importers selling European and American cars, such as Seibu Department Stores. Yanase sells used North American and European vehicles through their "Brand Square" locations throughout Japan. Mercedes-Benz Smart BMW Volkswagen Audi Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep Prince Motor Company Isuzu Buick Pontiac Saturn Oldsmobile Vauxhall Opel Hummer Saab Renault Dodge Volvo Cars Yanase Internet Boulevard Yanase Brand Square
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in the Los Angeles area of Southern California, extending 15.83 miles from Ocean Avenue in the city of Santa Monica east to Grand Avenue in the Financial District of downtown Los Angeles. It is one of the major city streets though the city of Beverly Hills. Wilshire Boulevard runs parallel with Santa Monica Boulevard from Santa Monica to the Miracle Mile district, after which it runs a block south of Sixth Street to its terminus. Wilshire Boulevard is densely developed throughout most of its span, connecting Beverly Hills with five of Los Angeles's major business districts to each other. Many of the post-1956 skyscrapers in Los Angeles are located along Wilshire. Aon Center, at one point Los Angeles' largest tower, is at 707 Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. One famous stretch of the boulevard between Fairfax and Highland Avenues is known as the Miracle Mile. Many of Los Angeles' largest museums are located there; the area just to the east of that, between Highland Avenue and Wilton Place, is referred to as the "Park Mile".
Between Westwood and Holmby Hills, several tall glitzy condominium buildings overlook this part of Wilshire, giving it the title of Millionaire's Mile. This section is known as the Wilshire Corridor and Condo Canyon; the Wilshire Corridor, located next to Century City, is one of Los Angeles' busiest districts, contains many high-rise residential towers. The Fox and MGM studios are located in a series of skyscrapers, along with many historic Los Angeles hotels. Wilshire Boulevard is the principal street of Koreatown, the site of many of Los Angeles' oldest buildings, as well as skyscrapers. Koreatown and Mid-Wilshire are among Los Angeles' most densely populated districts. Much of the length of Wilshire Boulevard can be traced back to the indigenous Tongva people who used it to bring back tar from the La Brea pits in today's Miracle Mile section of Wilshire Blvd, back to their settlement on the coast; this road was used by Spanish explorers and settlers, calling it El Camino Viejo. The route that became Wilshire crossed the original pueblo of Los Angeles and five of the original Spanish land grants, or ranchos.
Wilshire was pieced together from various streets over several decades. It began in the 1870s as Nevada Avenue in Santa Monica, in the 1880s as Orange Street between Westlake Park and downtown. Nevada and Orange were renamed as parts of Wilshire; the boulevard was named for Henry Gaylord Wilshire, an Ohio native who made and lost fortunes in real estate and gold mining. In 1895 he began developing 35 acres of a barley field, stretching westward from Westlake Park for an elite residential subdivision, donated to the city a strip of land 120 feet wide by 1,200 feet long for a boulevard, on the conditions that it would be named for him and that railroad lines and commercial or industrial trucking would be banned; the road first appeared on a map under its present name in 1895. A historic apartment building on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and S. Kenmore Ave. the Gaylord, carries his middle name. The Wilshire Boulevard home of J. Paul Getty was used as the filmset for the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard: it was demolished in 1957.
The Purple and Red subway lines of the Los Angeles Metro run along Wilshire Boulevard from just past the 7th/Figueroa Street station before serving the Westlake/MacArthur Park and Wilshire/Vermont stations, where the Purple Line continues along Wilshire to serve two stations at Normandie Avenue and at Western Avenue in Koreatown, while the Red Line branches off to terminate in North Hollywood. The construction of the future Purple Line extension along Wilshire Boulevard commenced in November 2014; the construction timeline would see the project from the existing Wilshire/Western station to the planned Wilshire/La Cienega station on the corner of Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevard, to be completed by 2023. The second phase got under way on February 23, 2018 from Wilshire/La Cienega to Century City Station. Phase three of the Purple Line extension, when completed, will extend to UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital, will follow Wilshire Boulevard for most of its route. Phase four to downtown Santa Monica has no funding.
Metro Local Line 20, Metro Rapid Line 720, Santa Monica Transit Line 2 operate along Wilshire Boulevard. Due to the high ridership of line 720, 60-foot NABI articulated buses are used on this route, bus lanes are in place along some segments of the line. All of the boulevard is at least four lanes in width, most of the portion between Hoover Street and Robertson Boulevard has a raised center median; the widest portion is in the business district of central Westwood, where mobs of pedestrians crossing Wilshire at Westwood Boulevard must traverse ten lanes. According to a 1991 study by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the nearby intersection of Wilshire and Veteran are among the busiest in Los Angeles; the boulevard's widest portion is in Westwood and Holmby Hills, where it expands to six, eight lanes. The sections of Wilshire Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles are notorious for their giant potholes. Wilshire Boulevard ended at the MacArthur Park lake, but in 1934 a berm was built for it to cross and link up with the existing Orange Street into downtown Los Angeles.
Ikebukuro is a commercial and entertainment district in Toshima, Japan. Toshima ward offices, Ikebukuro station, several shops and enormous department stores are located within city limits. At the center of Ikebukuro is the train and subway station, a huge urban gathering shared by the JR East lines, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tōbu Tōjō Line, it is one of the main commuter hubs in the western Yamanote area of Tokyo. Ikebukuro Station is the third-busiest station in Japan, the world. Around the station are the Tōbu department stores. Seibu, written with the characters for "West" and "Musashi" 西武, is on the east end of the station and Tōbu, written with the characters for "East" and "Musashi" 東武, is on the west end. East of the station, on the site of Sugamo Prison, stands Sunshine 60, the tallest building in Asia at the time of its construction; the Sunshine 60 contains a large and popular shopping mall, which contains various attractions including an aquarium, a Pokémon Center, cat cafes.
Adjacent to Sunshine City, on Meiji-Dori, is the Toyota Amlux Building which houses the Toyota showroom. Otome Road, a leading shopping area for otaku products aimed at women, is located nearby. Marui and Don Quijote have department stores in the area; the principal electronics retailer in Ikebukuro is Bic Camera. There is a small pleasure district located in Nishi-Ikebukuro, similar to Shinjuku's Kabukichō; the old village of Ikebukuro stood to the northwest of the station. Most of the area on which modern Ikebukuro is built was known as Sugamo. In the Taishō and Shōwa periods, the low land prices attracted artists and foreign workers, who lent a somewhat cosmopolitan atmosphere to Ikebukuro; until October 1, 1932 when Toshima ward was established, the area was an independent municipality of Ikebukuro-mura. The kanji for Ikebukuro means pond bag. Outside the west exit of Ikebukuro station near an entrance to the Fukutoshin Line is a small plaque explaining how the area used to have multiple lakes, hence the name.
There is a small statue of an owl located near the center of the city called Ikefukurō-zō, meaning pond owl statue. It is a play on words from the alternative meaning of "fukuro" as "owl"; the owl statue has become a famous meeting place along the lines of the statue of Hachikō located outside Shibuya Station. Ikebukuro is home to many ethnic Chinese who arrived in the 1980s, leading to a variety of Chinese goods and services being provided in the district, which are popular among tourists interested in Chinese culture. However, the Ikebukuro Chinatown is smaller and less populous than Yokohama's Chinatown just to the south of Tokyo. Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Toshima Ward. Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. Public elementary schools include: Ikebukuro Elementary School. Rikkyo Ikebukuro Junior and Senior High School, a private secondary school, is in the area; the Kyokuto-kai designated yakuza syndicate is headquartered in Ikebukuro.
Ikebukuro is the setting of the Japanese TV drama Ikebukuro West Gate Park. Ikebukuro is the setting of the Japanese light novel and manga series Durarara!!. "Ikebukuro" is the name of a 16-minute-long track from The Shutov Assembly. Tokyo travel JapanVisitor
Sogo Co. Ltd. is a department store chain that operates an extensive network of branches in Japan. It once owned stores in locations as diverse as Beijing in mainland China, Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Taipei in Taiwan, Jakarta & Surabaya in Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Bangkok in Thailand, London in United Kingdom, but most of these international branches are now closed or operated by independent franchises. Sogo was founded in 1830 in Osaka by Ihei Sogo as a retailer of used kimono. In July 2000, the company faced financial troubles caused by the reckless real estate investment policy of the former chairman, Hiroo Mizushima, the collapse of Japanese real estate prices since the mid-1980s; the group collapsed under a debt mountain of US$17 billion, owed principally to Industrial Bank of Japan. Sogo applied to Osaka District Court under the Civil Rehabilitation Law on July 12, 2000, it has had to divest itself of unprofitable business lines, as well as valuable assets such as several stores in Japan and some overseas stores, including ones in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Other overseas Sogo stores survived under independent franchises, through which the Japanese company has managed to raise capital. In Japan, Sogo is a subsidiary of Millennium Retailing; as for 2018, Sogo Department Store in Japan were located in Yokohama, Kobe, Omiya, Kawaguchi and Tokushima. Sogo Department stores in Mainland China are operated by Taiwan-based Pacific Sogo with an additional store in Beijing, three in Shanghai, two in Chengdu, two in Chongqing and one in Dalian, as of August 2007. Sogo has two main stores in Beijing; the store located in Beijing's southern district is one of the largest and most prestigious department stores in the city. In 2004, Jiuguang Department Store in Shanghai was opened as a joint venture between Lifestyle International Holdings of Hong Kong, the owner of Sogo Hong Kong and the state-owned Joinbuy Group of Shanghai; the department store is located in the fashionable Jing'an District adjacent to the Jing'an Temple, on West Nanjing Road. The store operation is a clone of the Sogo in Hong Kong including the high-end supermarket Freshmart and Beaute @ Jiuguang.
The store brought in some exclusive designers, a lot of which had their first counter in Mainland China such as Thomas Pink, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood. The Causeway Bay store on Hong Kong Island was opened in 1985 British Hong Kong; the store itself was colloquially referred as "Jumbo Sogo" after its subsequent expansion. Following Sogo Group's collapse after the Asian financial crisis, the business of Sogo Hong Kong, including the 40,500-square-meter retail property located in Causeway Bay, was sold for US$453.6 million to two local billionaires, Thomas Lau of Chinese Estates and Henry Cheng of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises when the Japanese Sogo went bankrupt. They took Sogo public by injecting this asset into Lifestyle International in 2004. Sogo Hong Kong Co. Ltd, the Sogo franchisee, now operates one additional store in Tsim Sha Tsui, which opened on September 30, 2005, marking the 25th anniversary of Sogo in Hong Kong; the Causeway Bay store has had an extension built, which opened on November 22, 1993, carries items in all product categories within a 15-story building.
It has opened the Sogo Club, Sogo Book club, a new annex building named Beauté by Sogo. The Tsim Sha Tsui branch focuses on designer fashions. Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, the holding company of SOGO, was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 15 April 2004. In Indonesia, Sogo is operated by PT. Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk. All stores are located in high-end shopping malls in Indonesia, listed below; the Foodhall known as Sogo Supermarket, are featured in most Sogo stores except in Bali Collection and Discovery Shopping Mall Bali. The Sogo Supermarket brand, introduced in Plaza Indonesia since its opening in 1990, has been phased out progressively with the introduction of the Sogo Foodhall as a modern supermarket concept; the first new concept store opened in 2005 in conjunction with the opening of its Pondok Indah Mall branch, evolved into The Foodhall. As part of Sogo, The Foodhall located in Mall @ Alam Sutera, Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall, Lippo Mall Puri, Mal Kelapa Gading.
The Foodhall is located in Senayan City and Grand Indonesia. Other branches of The Foodhall are either standalone or operated under Daily Foodhall and The Market brand. Unlike The Foodhall for upper-class consumers, Daily Foodhall, The Market are operated for middle-class consumers. Daily Foodhall opened as part of Sogo despite located in its extension. Most stores feature Planet Sports, Kidz Station and Chaterbox Cafe. Books Kinokuniya is housed in the upper level of Sogo Plaza Senayan as its Indonesian flagship store; the first Indonesia Sogo store was opened in 1990 at Plaza Indonesia. The store was closed in February 2006 for the renovation of Plaza Indonesia while Sogo Supermarket stayed in operation renamed The Food Hall Gourmet; the Sogo flagship store and management office were moved to Plaza Senayan the largest store with six levels. SOGO's Malaysian store, known as KL SOGO, is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Connected to the Bandaraya LRT station by a link
Seiyu GK or Seiyu Group, is a Japanese group of supermarkets, shopping centers and department stores owned by Walmart. Its head office is in Akabane, Tokyo; the group was established in December 1946, was formed in 1956 by Seibu Department Stores, a group company of Seibu Railway. In 1980, Seiyu launched its private brand Mujirushi-Ryōhin. MUJI was transferred to Ryohin-Keikaku in 1990, is no longer part of Seiyu. On December 31, 2003, Seiyu and Walmart signed a partnership agreement in which Walmart would teach global supply chain practices. Numazu, Shizuoka was the site of the first Seiyu store using Walmart methods. Walmart bought a 37 percent stake in Seiyu in 2002, according to a company press release, in late 2005, Walmart acquired a majority stake in the company, which it has since increased to 100% ownership in 2008; the company had a registered office in Higashi-Ikebukuro, Tokyo. In addition to its Japanese operations, Seiyu had department stores operating under its name in Singapore and Hong Kong.
The group used to directly operate these stores, but in October 2005, its three Singapore stores were sold to CapitaLand Limited, which transferred them to Beijing Hualian Group the same year. The group's Hong Kong store in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin was sold to Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited in June 2005, but like the stores in Singapore, continued to operate under the Seiyu name until April 2008; the store was renamed BHG, which stands for "Beijing Hualian Group". Seiyu Group refers to an association of companies, of which The Ltd. is the parent. The companies in Seiyu Group are: Ltd.. Hokkaido Seiyu Co. Ltd. Tohoku Seiyu Co. Ltd. S. S. V. Inc. Kyushu Seiyu Co. Ltd. Sunny Co. Ltd. Wakana Co. Ltd. Smile Corp; the SCC, Ltd. Nicoh Inc. Nijicom Ltd. Smis Co. Ltd. Seiyu Service Co. Ltd. Why Walmart Is Failing In Japan. CNBC. 2018-10-23. - About Walmart's ownership of Seiyu Group Official website
Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd. or Muji is a Japanese retail company which sells a wide variety of household and consumer goods. Muji is distinguished by its design minimalism, emphasis on recycling, avoidance of waste in production and packaging, no-logo or "no-brand" policy; the name Muji is derived from the first part of Mujirushi Ryōhin, translated as No Brand Quality Goods on Muji's European website. Muji started with 40 products during the 1980s; some of their products include pens, notebooks, storage units, kitchen appliances, food items, household care products. Muji has created an automobile. Stores such as Muji's shop in New York are large with nearly every single product within them. Shoppers can purchase anything they might need for the home at such a location; the primary business includes Café Muji, Meal Muji, Muji Campsite and home furnishing. By the end of the 2000s, Muji was selling more than 7,000 products, it is positioned as a "reasonably priced" brand, keeping the retail prices of products "lower than usual" by the materials it selects, streamlining its manufacturing processes, minimising packaging.
Muji has opened hotels in Shenzhen and Beijing, will open a third hotel in Ginza in Tokyo in spring of 2019. Mujirushi Ryōhin began as a product brand of the supermarket chain The Seiyu, Ltd. in December 1980. The Mujirushi Ryōhin product range was developed to offer cheap good quality products and were marketed using the slogan “Lower priced for a reason.” Products were wrapped in plain brown paper labels and red writing. Mujirushi Ryōhin's drive to cut retail prices for consumers saw the company cutting waste by, for example, selling U-shaped spaghetti, the left-over part, cut off to sell straight spaghetti. In 1983, the first directly operated Mujirushi Ryōhin store opened. In 1985, Mujirushi Ryōhin started overseas production and procurement, started to place direct factory orders in 1986, in 1987 Muji started to develop material globally. In 1989, Ryohin Keikaku Ltd became the manufacturer and retailer for all Mujirushi Ryōhin products and operations, including planning, production and sale.
In 1991, Mujirushi Ryōhin opened its first international store in London. In 1995, shares in “Muji Tsunan Campsite” were registered as over-the-counter shares of Japan Securities Dealers Association. In 1998, Ryōhin Keikaku listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. From 2001 onwards, it was listed on the first section. In April 2001 they issued the Muji Car 1000, a limited release of 1,000 badgeless and decontented Nissan Marches, only available online. Intended as an exercise to test their online marketing systems it was developed together with Nissan; the spartanly equipped little car was only offered in "marble white". The brand name "Muji" appears to have been used since around 1999. In Japan, Ryohin Keikaku has 328 directly-operated stores, supplies 124 outlets, as of August 2017. Ryohin Keikaku has three factory outlets at Osaka and Fukuoka. There are 505 International retail outlets as of December 2018, which include UK, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Poland, United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Mainland China, Thailand, Indonesia, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India.
In New York City, Muji supplies products to a design store at the Museum of Modern Art and maintains a flagship store. As of November 2018, there are 5 stores in Manhattan, one in northern New Jersey, one in Boston, 6 stores in California, one in Portland. A small branch is at JFK International Airport, another location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been announced, but is yet to open. Muji's no-brand strategy means that little money is spent on advertisement or classical marketing, Muji's success is attributed to word of mouth, a simple shopping experience, the anti-brand movement. Muji's no-brand strategy means its products are attractive to customers who prefer unbranded products for aesthetic reasons, because it provides an alternative to traditional branded products. Muji has released a T-shirt with a rubber square on the chest for customers to design their own logo or message. Muji now sells paper products which can be personalized by customers using rubber stamps in-store at no charge.
They sell soft goods which can be computer embroidered to customer specifications, picked up a few hours or days later. Muji is known for its distinctive design, extended throughout its more than 7,000 products. Commentators have described Muji's design style as having mundanity, being "no-frills", being "minimalist", "Bauhaus-style". Muji product design, brand identity, is based around the selection of materials, streamlined manufacturing processes, minimal packaging. Muji products have a limited colour range and are displayed on shelves with minimal packaging, displaying only functional product information and a price tag. Detailed instructions included with the product are printed only in Japanese, although multilingual translations are starting to be included with some products. On its corporate website, Ryohin Keikaku Ltd rationalises its principles in terms of producing high quality products at "lower than usual" retail prices, true to the original Muji marke