- Media-style EC department store "STYLEVOICE.COM" to start operating in November
Style Voice Co., Ltd. is a new company that was established on Thursday, June 6, 2019, to operate the EC Department Store, backed by three companies, namely Jun Co., Ltd., Mash Holdings Co., Ltd., and Daytona International Co., Ltd. Hiromi Katayama was appointed as President and Representative Director.
The new company will start the operation of an EC department store, "STYLEVOICE.COM", from November 2019.
A new company, Style Voice Co., Ltd., was established to jointly develop a media-type EC department store that stimulates the curiosity of fashion-sensitive consumers and delivers "most current and cutting-edge lifestyle".
"STYLEVOICE.COM", an EC department store that will be launched in November 2019 by the new company, will handle products centered on fashion (for women and men), beauty (for women and men), and lifestyle categories. Not only utilizing a broad product lineup, the department store will also leverage the content developments and sales capabilities of the three companies with many in-house brands, revitalize and expand the market through unique efforts, such as cross-brand coordination proposals by stylists and creators, development of collaboration products from the existing brands, and development of new brands that will be offered on the website, to attract customers and stimulate and expand the market.
【 Style Voice Co., Ltd. 】
Representative : Hiromi Katayama CEO
Address : 6F MFPR Kojimachi Bldg., 5-7-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Establishment Date : Jun 6.2019
Site Name : STYLEVOICE.COM
Start on November 7.2019
Corporate website : https://corp.stylevoice.com/
Characteristics of STYLE VOICE.COM ・ Products with high fashion sensitivity
Various brands that are selected based on their fashion sense and commitment can be found on the website for customers to discover comfortable lifestyles that suit them best.
・ Contents that capture the hearts of customers
Through our contents filled with empathy and trust, similar to articles in fashion magazines, we convey the charms of various brands and products in a profound and fun way.
・ Power of engagement
We create new values by building trust-based relationships with our customers, partner companies, and curators, to establish a hub that connects each power and needs.
・ Marketing trials
We provide a trial platform that connects everyone closer to the future, such as the expression of new brands, feasibility evaluation for your production plans, and reaching out to new customers.
Joint-Investment Companies [Jun Co., Ltd.]
Jun Co., Ltd. is an apparel and life creation company that was founded in 1958. The company operates various businesses, such as the planning, manufacturing, and sales of ladies' and men's general fashion products, architecture and interior construction design, planning and production of radio programs and sound production, outdoor advertising media business, as well as management of golf courses, restaurants, and wineries.
[Mash Holdings Co., Ltd.]
The company was established in 1999 as Mash Style Lab Co., Ltd., that operates a CG animation business. With the launch of the fashion business in 2005, the company is now involved in a wide range of activities, including organic beauty business, food business, and sports & wellness business. Mash Holdings is an integrated creative company that manages ten companies in Japan and 12 overseas companies.
[Daytona International Co., Ltd.]
Founded in 1986, this company is engaged in a wide range of businesses that offer various lifestyles products, such as "Freaks Store", a select shop that focuses on American casual fashion, cafe business, wholesale business, hotel business, housing production, gallery space management, and others.
Participating Company (*not all is listed)
・Welcome Co., Ltd.（https://www.welcome.jp/）
・Unenana Cool Corp.（https://www.une-nana-
・Medicom Toy Corp.（http://www.medicomtoy.
・Nishikawa Co., Ltd.（https://www.
・Miulan Co., Ltd.（https://www.peakpine.com/
・Higashiya Co., Ltd.（https://www.higashiya.
・Marketable Co., Ltd.（https://www.anytee.shop/）
[Profile of Hiromi Katayama, President and Representative Director of STYLE VOICE, Inc.]
After graduating from Ochanomizu University, he joined Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., where he served as the editor-in-chief of "Ray" magazine and the first editor-in-chief of the casual fashion magazine "mina". In 2007, he joined Gentosha Publishing Company. In 2009, he was appointed the first editor of "GINGER" magazine. Since 2015, he has been working on the contents business in EC sites by using magazine-based methods, produced the fashion media "GINGERmirror" in cooperation with Rakuten Ichiba, the fashion media "LiSTA" in collaboration with SHOPLIST, and the fashion content series "D-story" in the EC site of Hankyu Department Store. He left Gentosha in April 2019.
- Chateau Jun's "Koshu 2018" was featured at the dinner reception of the
As a part of the hospitality program offered to the leaders of the G20 countries, invited country leaders, and heads of international organizations and their spouses, a cultural event and summit dinner was held at the Osaka Geihinkan Hall inside the Nishinomaru Garden of Osaka Castle on Friday, June 28, 2019. In that event, "Koshu 2018", a wine from Chateau Jun, which is managed by Jun, Co., Inc., was served to the leaders and attendees.
The reception, which had the theme of "combining sustainability and gastronomy", was based on the concept of the symbiosis of humans with rich nature, and offered a selection of the best quality food and drink products from various parts of Japan, including those from Osaka and the Kansai region.
Chateau Jun is a winery that is directly managed by the Jun Group and is located in Katsunuma Town, Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, one of Japan's top grape-producing areas.
We produce and deliver mellow wines produced from grapes grown in our own fields and contract farms. Koshu is Chateau Jun brand of wine that has the history of receiving awards for eight times in the Japan Wine Competition Awards.
The Koshu 2018, which was offered on this occasion, has a rich aroma of pears, Karin (Chinese quince), and citrus. The wine has a deep taste and is supported by its sweetness resembling the fruit and the right level of acidity. It is a semi-dry wine that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
- Chateau Jun's "Koshu 2018" was featured at the dinner reception of the
- Opening of a company-sponsored nursery school "MOEGI HOUSE" to "support the balance of work and child rearing".
Jun Co., Ltd. established the "MOEGI HOUSE", a company-sponsored childcare project, which was officially opened on Friday, March 1.
Although many women in Japan have to quit their jobs because of their duties in childcare, the current ratio of female employees in Jun remains high at 80%, and the rate of returning to work after maternity leave is over 90%. From now on, in order to prepare an environment where employees can work confidently without stress, even while raising children, we established a unique nursery school with JUN's characters.
MOEGI HOUSE is located within a 3-minute walk from the head office. The nursery has enough childcare staff for ten children in total, who perform careful childcare duties according to the development stage and individuality of each child. The garden inside the nursery mimics a forest and design is based on spring green for the children to sprout and grow healthy. The nursery is equipped with a variety of colorful toys made of natural materials that are soft to the touch to foster children with high sensibility who can come up with novel ideas.JUN will always strive to create a work environment where female employees can work conveniently even after giving birth, improve various facilities and systems so that each employee can be reinstated as soon as possible, and support the "coexistence of work and child care" for female employees.
- Collaboration with Mash Holdings Co., Ltd. in the EC business. A joint-venture company will be established in February 2019, and an EC department store will be opened in October.
Jun Co., Ltd. and Mash Holdings Co., Ltd. will form a joint venture in the EC business in February 2019 and open an EC department store on October 19 of the same year to provide the most current and cutting-edge lifestyle to fashion-sensitive consumers.
Along with the convenience of the EC mall, a site where everything is available online, Jun and Mash Holdings established a joint-venture company to develop a new EC department that provides lifestyle suggestions to deliver "the cutting-edge lifestyle that the customers want right now" and stimulate the curiosity of fashion-sensitive consumers.
The new company will be established in February 2019 as a 50:50 joint venture between Jun and Mash Holdings, which will plan and operate an EC department store that will be opened on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
The EC department store will offer products centered on five categories: fashion, beauty, sports, food, and lifestyle. Other than handling our partner companies' brands, we also leverage the content developments and sales capabilities of the two companies with many in-house brands, revitalize and expand the market through unique efforts, such as cross-brand coordination proposals by stylists and creators, development of collaboration products from the existing brands, and development of new brands to be launched on-site, to attract customers and stimulate and expand the market.
Currently, we have decided to participate in Welcome Co., Ltd. that operates a specialty food shop, "DEAN & DELUCA" and a lifestyle shop, "CIBONE". Also, we aim to build a fair platform to prepare for our stock listing in 5 years after the establishment of the EC department store.
- JUN GROUP NEXT 100 KANREKI MEETING & 2018 shop managers conference are held!!
Jun Co., Ltd. organized a two-day internal event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its founding on October 17 (Wed) and 18 (Thursday).
The company's theme for the next 100 years is "NEXT 100".
The event took place in a hotel in Tokyo, based on the thought that the participants need to experience the best service and hospitality to provide even better customer satisfaction.
On the first day, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the company, the "KANREKI MEETING" was held, where a total of 700 people consisting of internal employees and shop managers (SM) gathered at the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo in Meguro. The attendees learned about the current situations of JUN by focusing on the topics of each brand and reflected on the 60-year history of the company.
The meeting started with a talk between the current President and Representative Director, Susumu Sasaki, and the founder and current chairman of the company, Tadashi Sasaki.
The meeting continued with the introduction on the visuals and turning points of the founding process that intermingled with the company history by playing an original video in the style of a TV program, and the participants were interested in listening to a full program that explained how the ingenious contents were developed from each brand and conveyed various new pieces of information.
The meeting continued with how JUN is connected to the society, and Brother Tom, a self-proclaimed fan of JUN, became the storyteller who uncovered the history of JUN.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary, various arrangements were made to tone up the event, such as the setting of a "red" dress code based on the launching of a red-checkered beach pants when JUN was established and how the product became hugely popular the dress code was set to "red", stories that enlivened the memories of the participants, and others.
At the after-party, Brother Tom, who left the stage for a while, reappeared as a surprise during the toast and sang the hit song WON'T BE LONG. The winner of the "Fashionista" Grand Prix was decided by voting, and the winner walked the runway with Director Sasaki.
The climax of the event is a BINGO game that included stories about JUN.
The uniquely-JUN event was enjoyed by all employees until the end and improved the motivation of all participants.
On the second day, approximately 400 SM members from all over Japan participated in the "2018 Shop Managers Conference" that was held at HILTON TOKYO. The conference is a yearly event that is held at the beginning of the term, organized by store managers for store managers. In the meeting, participants discussed the things they wanted to know, shared various ideas on how to solve their problems and improve their work, and grow together as SMs and SDs (shop directors). The members who were chosen as the executive committee planned and formulated a program that focused on skill development and the development of their junior staff members.
There were practical lectures and seminars, such as a lecture on how to provide instructions and develop others by Toshihiko Koga, a Judoka, as well as fashion-specific seminars, such as trend styling and Instagram advice by Rei Shito, a street styler and photographer.
- The launching of "B.I.F by NERGY", a fitness program with a "martial arts" concept.
In collaboration with "NIKE", Jun Co., Ltd. developed the "NERGY" brand, which offers a business style with the concept to fuse fashion and sports, in September 2015.
In the spring of 2018, in pursuit of "beauty of Japanese women", "B.I.F by NERGY", a new-wave fitness program based on a "martial arts" concept, developed and started in Japan is scheduled to be launched on the fourth floor of "Harajuku Zero Gate", a facility managed by Parco Co., Ltd. that will also be opened at the same time.
"B.I.F" stands for "Budo-Inspired Fitness", which means "a fitness program based on martial arts".
B.I.F is developed to offer the benefits of practicing martial arts more enjoyably.
"Studio NAFA" is an aerobics studio that was located on the first floor of Harajuku Central Apartment. June 1 disseminated "Aerobics", which was very popular in the United States at that time, to Japan for the first time, and laid the foundation for the fitness industry. Along with the yoga boom and new waves of fitness program from Europe and the US, we are developing Japan's first entirely new type of fitness. Before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Jun will launch "Third Wave", the third wave of the fitness industry.
- The "RICHARD AVEDON-MOVING IMAGE" show in NY
The press release of the [RICHARD AVEDON-MOVING IMAGE] exhibition, which is held at New York's Cadillac House from September 8 to September 30, has arrived from Visionaire.
RICHARD AVEDON is a leading expert who laid the foundation of the modern photographer's world and greatly influenced the aesthetics of many people around the world.
The exhibition was planned by Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos, the founders of Visionaire, a company that has been supported by Avedon since it was founded, and was managed with the cooperation of the Richard Avedon Foundation.
The exhibition is the first one that focuses on the film and commercial works that he produced during his career.
For this exhibition, Jun Co., Ltd. provided four videos of "JUN ROPÉ" that was produced by Avedon in 1973.
The works represent Avedon's pioneering idea to brings out the models' candid expressions in each passing moment, which was a breakthrough at that time. The everlasting works still attract people's attention and have obtained an extremely high artistic reputation.
Visionaire is a visual magazine from New York that covers various themes in fashion images and art since it was first published in 1991.
<The Gallery at Cadillac House>
This place is a luxurious Cadillac showroom in the Lower Manhattan area
JUN ROPÉ CM / Richard Avedon
JUN ROPÉ CM / Richard Avedon・Lauren Hutton(1973)
JUN ROPÉ CM / Richard Avedon・Anjelica Huston (1973)
JUN ROPÉ CM / Richard Avedon・Jean Shrimpton (1973)
JUN ROPÉ CM / Richard Avedon・Bershka (1973)
- "Chateau Jun's Koshu 2015" is awarded a silver award at Asia's largest international wine competition!
The Chateau Jun Winery is managed by Jun Co., Ltd. and always participates the competition every year to improve the quality of its products.
After winning the "Bronze Award" and the "Encouragement Award" at the Japan Wine Competition, from which the winery received 12 awards this year, it is rewarded the "Silver Award" upon its first entry in Asia's largest international wine competition, "Japan WINE CHALLENGE 2016".
"Chateau Jun Koshu 2015" is the product that received the award. The wine has a deep taste, supported by its sweetness resembling the fruit and the right level of acidity.
The Kobayashi vineyard, from where the grapes used for this wine are grown, is well accepted by our customers as the representative vineyard of Chateau Jun.
Despite competing with many wineries that have multiple entries, the wine that was created based on Chateau Jun's standard was awarded the "Silver Award".
Chateau Jun always strives to provide the best taste to its customers, and in the past, our wine was offered as an in-flight service on JAL international flights. The wine is produced using a Japanese planting method that involves a labor-intensive step in dividing the grapes from each field. The grape from each plantation field has a unique taste and features a style that can be enjoyed by enthusiasts.
- The start of JUN THE CULTURE radio program
The radio program "JUN SOUND POOL" that was broadcasted by the Jun Group was changed to "JUN THE CULTURE" on Saturday, April 2, 2016, and was relaunched with J-WAVE (81.3 FM).
Artists, DJs, producers, fashion designers, together with Hiroshi Fujiwara, who has always been the driving force of this program, act as the personalities who transmit art, design, and cultural topics that stimulate his emotions based on the music of his choice.
The 20-minute program combines Music × Fashion × Culture organically.
Airtime: Every Saturday on 14:10 - 14:30 (Programs in "SEASONS")
Navigator: Hiroshi Fujiwara
Broadcasting station: J-WAVE (81.3 FM)
Born in 1964, he started as a club DJ in the 80's and formed the TINNIEPUNKS (which was later renamed to TINYPANX) with Kan Takagi. He has released many works during his solo career. He was active as a music producer since the '90s. He is a great influence on the young generation in fashion and opened a concept store "The Pool Aoyama" under his directions in 2014. In March 2016, he opened "The Parking Ginza".
- Announcement of the "YOU ARE CULTURE." slogan
Since its founding in 1958, Jun Co., Ltd. has always been disseminating culture in a variety of lifestyle support businesses, such as cafes, music, sports, wine, and food, as well as fashion, for more than 60 years.
Despite the diminishing interest in fashion globally due to the commoditization of fashion, JUN believes that fashion still has the power to improve the cultural maturity of the global market, which will lead to integrated socio-economic prosperity.
Last year, JUN defined its company philosophy as "social style", which is a life philosophy on "how to get involved with society". We believe that CULTURE has a very important place in our lives and society. We hope that everyone can lead a culture-oriented life and want to convey that each person represents a culture. To materialize our hopes, together with all stakeholders in society, we will share the phrase "YOU ARE CULTURE." to share our values.
As our first step, the slogan "YOU ARE CULTURE." conveys our ideas to the world and our wish to build a large social activity. We will also spread out the word in industry journals, fashion magazines, newspaper and outdoor advertisements, television commercials, websites, and others. In the future, we will also diversify ourselves in various business development and customer participation events.
- Opening of 3 stores based on a new business that specializes in SALON adam et ropé's "food"
SALON adam et ropé, which is managed by Jun Co., Ltd. and offers a rich gourmet lifestyle to "those who love food much as they love fashion", will open new stores based on a new specialized business in the spring of 2016.
SALON adam et ropé
"For people who like to eat as much as Fashion"
The concept shop that offers fashion and satisfied food lifestyle with the theme "DELICIOUS FASHION".
SALON BAKE ＆ TEA
A Salon de the-style restaurant expanded from "SALON adam et ropé where you can enjoy seasonal sweets.
With selected tea and coffee, you can enjoy assiette a dessert, sweets buffet and delicate plate created by patissier with seasonal ingredients.
SALON BUTCHER ＆ BEER
A counter-style restaurant expanded from "SALON adam et ropé where you can enjoy from Charcuterie throughBasque Country home-style dishes.
You can enjoy authentic meat dishes cooked by various heating techniques, with beers and wines.
SALON GINZA SABOU
Traditional sweets and dining Japanese-style restaurant expanded from "SALON adam et ropé
"where you can enjoy modern and good old fashioned food culture.
You can enjoy dishes which uses ingredients and rare rice brand "Yuki-Hotaka" cooked in a clay pot.
Also you can taste home-made Japanese sweets, as well as Japanese tea.
- NERGY SHIBUYA Saturday, September 19, 2015. Opens at Shibuya Koen-dori
"FOR WOMEN'S STYLISH ACTIVE LIFE"
For all women who want to enjoy a stylish and active life every day.
Along with the increase in the number of population who participate in sports, such as running, yoga, and others, Jun Co., Ltd. believes that "Athleisure" (an acronym of athletic and leisure), which is a trend among women in the United States to wear sportswear in daily settings, such as in casual occasions, offices, and others, will become popular in Japan. Thus, in collaboration with "NIKE", the company will open a flagship store "NERGY", which offers an active lifestyle for contemporary Japanese women and is based on the concept of the fusion of fashion and sport, in Shibuya in September 2015.
NERGY is built upon four contents, which are fashion, lifestyle goods, beauty, and food.
Fashion... to stimulate "DO SPORTS", 50% of the fashion products are developed from NIKE's sportswear products, such as running shoes and training wear. The Nike products that are created by superior technology provide authentic values to Japanese women. The remaining 40% of the fashion products consist our original brand "NERGY", which is mainly based on the "Jeaning Casual" style, and 10% of them consist of brands selected from inside and outside Japan, including "Outdoor Voices" which was sold for the first time in Japan.
Lifestyle goods... We develop lifestyle goods based on various settings to offer a new active lifestyle. There are items only available at specialty stores and custom-made items, such as NERGY's original body massager, organic towel with a logo, original shoelaces, and others.
Beauty... For Japanese women, it is important to stay beautiful, even when doing sports. In "NERGY", we developed a Japanese cosmetic brand, "THREE". The handling of skin care products is the first attempt in the select business condition. We are also offering a self-gelling nail brand "GRANJE", which does not get damaged much during exercise and can be changed easily, as well as an inner-beauty care product to beautify women from the inside.
Food... We are developing packaged drinks that are suitable to be consumed before and after an exercise, as well as packaged food and similar products that can be consumed easily to promote the wellness life and are popular among women, such as granola, dried fruit, and organic candy.
Friday, September 4, 2015, LUMINE Shinjuku 2 POP-UP STORE will be opened.
Before the opening of "NERGY SHIBUYA", a pop-up store will be opened at LUMINE Shinjuku 2.
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