Japan official to Kardashian West: Kimono belongs to Japan

Japan’s trade minister says the kimono belongs to Japan — not to Kim Kardashian West’s shapeware brand.

West announced the line, Kimono Solutionwear, last week. But some Japanese critics on social media said the name, which the reality TV star, makeup mogul and budding lawyer trademarked, is an inappropriate take on centuries-old kimono clothing.

On Monday, West tweeted that she’ll launch her brand under a new name following careful thought and consideration.

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