Japanese department stores

Crowds stampede stores for Japan's 'lucky bags'

Crowds stampede stores for Japan's 'lucky bags'

Some underpriced goodie bags contained coats, others, a Macbook Air
Japanese stores offering foreigner-only discounts

Japanese stores offering foreigner-only discounts

New trend of big-league retailers trying to woo back overseas shoppers
Seibu Yurakucho closes as department store revenues hit 26-year low

Seibu Yurakucho closes as department store revenues hit 26-year low

Did you know there is a Seibu in Yurakucho? We didn't notice it either, which may be why it's closing. In other news: Japanese college students want a fairer employment system

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