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Dept stores to offer Reiwa items on May 1

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese department stores are planning to sell or offer free of charge commemorative items on May 1, when the nation’s new era, Reiwa, is set to start, in line with Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the throne on the day.
With the country going into an Im...

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Japan Convenience Store Sales Rise In January For 3rd Straight Month

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Sales at convenience stores in Japan rose 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier for the third consecutive monthly increase, supported by solid food sales, an industry body said Wednesday.
The same-store sales of seven major convenience store operators totaled 792.42 bil...

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Foreign Visitors Go On Record Shopping Spree

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A record-high ¥4.5 trillion was spent in Japan in 2018 by foreign visitors, according to the Japan Tourism Agency on Wednesday. The consumption per visitor, however, has continued to decline in recent years.
The government is looking at ways to stimulate visitors’ consumption in ...

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Prices For Bluefin Tuna Increasing

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prices for bluefin tuna from the vicinity of the Tsugaru Strait, including those from Oma, Aomori Prefecture, have been moving at higher levels in December.
Supplies have been recovering in December after staying at low levels due to new curbs on catches in t...

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Shop Selling Sharkskin Products Hoping To Revive Tsunami-Hit City

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JAPAN TODAY
 
SENDAI - The owner of a shop specializing in products made from sharkskin hopes it will help revitalize a northeastern Japanese city devastated by tsunami and fire in March 2011 following a powerful earthquake.
Makiko Kumagai, 58, opened the store "Sharks" in a make-shift shopping d...

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Yoshinoya’s 1st Outlet Closes in Tsukiji Market

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The first Yoshinoya gyudon beef-on-rice bowl restaurant, located inside Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale food market, closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, ending its 59-year history, due to the relocation of the famed market.
Many customers stood in line ...

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Takashimaya Opens Commercial Complex in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Major Japanese department store Takashimaya Co. opened a new commercial complex in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district on Tuesday, hoping to widen the age range of its customers and attract more tourists from abroad.
The Nihonbashi Takashimaya Shopping Center, which ...

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Popular Japanese Cosmetic Portal @cosme Gaining Foothold in Asia

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JAPAN TIMES
 
 
The operator of the popular beauty and cosmetic products portal site @cosme is rapidly gaining a foothold in Asia thanks to brisk demand for high-quality Japanese cosmetic brands.
The cosmetics retailer, Istyle Inc., opened its second brick-and-mortar @cosme store in Hong Kong ear...

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Nihonbashi Dept Store Wars to Grow Fiercer With New Openings

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Two long-established Japanese department store firms are scheduled to open newly refurbished stores in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district this autumn in an attempt to develop a wider customer base in light of the aging of customers.
Takashimaya Co. will open on Tuesday a shopping mall-t...

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Ikea Eyes New Stores in Tokyo, Osaka

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, envisions a global expansion into urban areas. It plans to open multiple stores in central Tokyo and eventually expand into Osaka, Ikea Japan K.K. President Helene von Reis said in an interview with The Japan News in Tokyo on Wednesday.
“Tokyo i...

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