Japan’s wholesale clothing industry is struggling.
According to data from Japanese retailers, sales in January fell to their lowest level in five years, while the number of stores selling online went up by 12 percent to 1.9 million.
That’s a sharp fall from January of 2016, when wholesale clothing sales stood at 7.3 million.
According the Japanese clothing industry, it has been losing the retail market to the online shopping frenzy for years.
It also has a problem in sourcing its wares.
While online sales have been booming, it’s hard to source your clothes from overseas.
The Japanese clothing market has been in free fall since the middle of last year, and there are signs that things are starting to turn around.
But as it turns out, this isn’t all bad news for Japanese consumers.
According to a new report from Japanese retailer Rakuten, sales at Japanese wholesale stores have been growing at a healthy rate in recent years.
Rakuten has been monitoring the industry since 2011, when it was first launched.
In that time, the retailer has seen a 35 percent increase in its total sales, which are largely due to increased imports of clothing.
The online shopping boom is also a major driver for Rakuten’s growth.
Rakuten says that, between January and April, the company has seen an average growth rate of 11 percent, which means the company now has more than $1.2 billion in total revenue.
Ragdolls has been buying more clothes online, too.
Its online store has been expanding its inventory by about 5 percent per month.
And it has seen even bigger sales in the last few months.
It currently sells more than 2.5 million pieces of clothing per month, which is nearly double what it sold in the same time period last year.
Razuten has also been able to diversify its business.
The company has been growing its business from apparel to apparel and accessories.
It’s also expanding its online retail business.
For example, in April, it bought a clothing brand called Yumi, which was founded in 2014 by former Rakuten employees.
Its website lists more than 25,000 brands.
Rizin, another online clothing retailer, has also purchased Yumi.
“Razens growth comes from a strong presence in the apparel industry and we see it continuing to expand in the coming years,” Rakuten chief executive Kazuhiro Hirasawa said.
While the growth of Rakuten may be helping to offset the slump in the online retail industry, the online clothing industry still has some challenges.
There are many factors that influence the shopping habits of Japanese shoppers, and it’s not easy to figure out exactly which ones are leading to the decline in sales.
For instance, online shopping has become increasingly popular in Japan, and Japanese consumers are not shy about purchasing things online.
For that reason, it makes sense for Rakens revenue to grow more slowly than in other markets.
However, online retailers do have to make sure that their online shopping experiences are attractive to their customers.
That means that they need to take steps to provide a variety of options for their customers to buy online.