Retail in Asia

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Bargain hunting at Japan’s 100-yen stores

The Japanese are legendary shoppers, paying top prices from Honolulu to Helsinki for gifts and adornments. However, every Japanese city has a 100-yen shop, and these are quite the rage. For a little more than a dollar, savvy consumers can stock up on everything from origami paper to banana cases to milk-carton-shaped erasers.