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Uniqlo to open Yodobashi Akiba store in Tokyo’s Akihabara district

Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo will open a new store in Yodobashi Akiba building in Tokyo’s Akihabara, known as the country’s electronics district.

The store, opening on 14 April, will be the largest Uniqlo branch in Akihabara, spanning over 1,400 square metres of retail space and housing Uniqlo product lines for women, men, children and babies.

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Located on the seventh floor, Uniqlo will be in the same building as electronics retailer Yodobashi Camera.

Known to locals as Akiba, the district is a global centre for games, anime, and other subcultures, according to Fast Retailing Group. During the three-day opening celebration of the new store, customers will be treated to special promotions and collaborative items iconic to the Akihabara district, such as a limited edition chocolate box from an Akiba confectionery brand, Tirol.

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Also taking place in April, Fast Retailing Group has announced bringing two more of its brands, Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse Tam.tam, inside six Uniqlo locations across Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering greater visibility for the French labels.