I've been checking brand blogs a lot today.
If you're in Japan or doing business with a shopping service to acquire items at the moment, please note that due to the rotative power-shortage program that the government put in place yesterday to save on energy (because of the nuclear centrals having problems and a lot of refineries having caught fire and all since Friday), a lot of shops will be closed or having shorter business hours.
Putumayo informs us that the Yokohama VIVRE is closed temporarily.
However, their Tenjin store in Fukuoka prefecture will still be celebrating their 4th anniversary
LaForet stores are either closed or shortening business hours, check their blogs for more infos.
Angelic Pretty informs us that this caused them to close a few of their their locations: Tokyo, Yokohama, Omiya, Utsunomiya and all those in Kanto region .
The Nagoya store is open and they wish everyone a good White Day!
Meta is suspending their operation in Shinjuku & Harajuku and notifying everyone that you have to expect delays in delivery due these extraordinary conditions. They are mentioning that Rakuten-based online store will not be operating for a while due to all delivery, postal and related (including Kuroneko) services being stopped in: Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima and Ibaraki regions. However, they still went on with the launch of the new Crown Label series "Forest Talk" (or something similar, my Japanese is kind of limited) in other parts of the country and it can be seen at: http://blog.livedoor.jp/metamor_sapporo/
The brands recommend to locals that you call their store to check on their daily business hours before showing up to a closed door!
Misako-chan is providing a lot of health-related infos on her blog to help stranded survivors deal with their physical condition and all. (all in Japanese, sorry! http://ameblo.jp/ribbon-misa/
Sugizo is also providing useful informations for people in Japan to know on his Facebook http://www.facebook.com/notes/sugizo-official/for-everyone-みんなへ/136194119783571( Collapse ) If you have any other "check-ins" you would like to share with us, please do, I'll try to keep the list updated
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