U.S. tech giant Apple is set to open another new store in Japan this year, as the maker of the iPhone continues to upgrade its retail presence in the archipelago nation.
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Located in the Tokyo’s Marunouchi district, the new Apple outlet is said to be opening very soon, with Apple putting the finishing touches on the store, as reported by several tech news services.
The Marunouchi store will open inside the Mitsubishi building, with offices and shops that overlook Tokyo Station.
As commuters exit from south of Tokyo Station, the store can be accessed as train riders climb to the street level. In anticipation of the debut, transit line-style graphics have been installed on the store windows.
The Marunouchi area is commercial district in close proximity to the Imperial Palace. The strip is littered with high-end galleries, restaurants and shopping centres, making it suitable location for Apple to open.
Apple first alluded to several new store openings for Japan back in March 2018.
“Japan is a special place for me, and for Apple,” said Apple’s former retail head, Angela Ahrendts, at the time.
“Home to our first international store (Ginza), my first opening at Apple (Omotesando), and now we are honoured to kick off a major retail expansion with several new stores in the coming years,” she added, back in 2018.
The Marunouchi store will be Apple’s ninth Japanese store, after Apple Sendai Ichibancho closed in January, and its fifth in Tokyo.
Apple’s Omotesando store is currently being renovated, following the reopening announcement of Apple Shibuya, which was renovated with a new design in late 2018.