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The East Japan Railway Company’s redevelopment of its properties into commercial and community spaces has always supported Japanese design, whether it’s been through the inclusion of select boutiques within minimalls or the impressive 2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan street of craft stores and studios.

Its latest project, Hibiya Okuroji, which opened last month, is no exception. The long arcade of eateries and stores beneath the red-brick arches of a viaduct spanning Tokyo’s Yurakucho and Shimbashi stations includes Niigata 100, a store filled with household items and foods all produced in Niigata Prefecture.

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