Fast Retailing has announced that group company J Brand Japan Co. Ltd (J Brand) will open its first retail store in Japan on 9 October 2013. The store will measure about 20sqm and will be located on the fourth floor women's section of Osaka Hankyu Umeda Main Store.

The design of the new store is based on a clean and modern aesthetic and it offers a wide selection of the sophisticated and stylish denim brands. Beginning from this base J Brand envisions expansion throughout Japan.

Jeff Rudes, J Brand founder and CEO, commented: "Partnering with Hankyu, a leading luxury retailer, for our first shop presence in Japan is an exciting strategic collaboration. We look forward to a very successful relationship."

J Brand was founded in 2005 and currently retails at more than 2,000 premium department stores and selected shops across 20 countries worldwide.