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Behind the evolution of 107-year-old Japanese eyewear brand Tanaka Optical

It may be more than 100 years old, but Japanese eyewear business Tanaka Optical has its sights set on finally going international and a few weeks ago, it opened its first overseas store in Singapore. Here Salena Watanabe, CEO of Tanaka Optical‘s newly created FLO Optics entity in Singapore, discusses the business’ global expansion, its omnichannel strategy — and how it survived the World War II bombing of Hiroshima.   Inside Retail: Can you tell us about the Tanaka Optical story?

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