RocketNews 24 (by Jamie Koide):
Philippine residents can now get their hands on a plethora of Japanese items at TOKYO STYLE.
Although a rising number of Japanese food, media, and accessory retailers online are beginning to go international, it still stands that the majority of the products produced within Japan are for domestic sale only, despite the increasing demand for these items overseas.
Especially in the Philippines, Japanese products are often praised for their high quality, and are favored by a growing number of young consumers. Started by offshore developer Glocalizer and goods distributer and remittance service Transtech, TOKYO STYLE is a new website that aims to cater to this demographic through their easy shopping set-up, as well as further strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Japan.
The site offers Filipino residents the ability to make group orders off Rakuten and other sites using the website’s order form. A domestic buyer than purchases the items for them and ships them to each customer’s address though Transtech’s Balikbayan Box cargo service.
Popular items include Cup Noodle and other instant or pre-packaged Japanese foods and snacks, as well as diapers and other daily goods that are also popular with Chinese tourists and other Asian visitors.