MAKUHARI, Chiba Pref. — Unveiling Carrefour’s first Japanese outlet to reporters Thursday, Carrefour France Chairman Daniel Bernard said the world’s second-largest retailer has a good opportunity to do business in Japan, at a time when the domestic retail industry is changing.

Although major Japanese supermarket chains are experiencing diminishing sales, Bernard said he is confident that his hypermarket will attract Japanese consumers, who are becoming more sensitive to the value of products, by offering competitive prices and a new store atmosphere.

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