SAPPORO (Kyodo) Bankrupt Marui Imai Inc., Hokkaido’s biggest department store chain, resumed business Saturday by reopening two of its four stores as subsidiaries of sponsor Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.

The wholly owned subsidiaries, now known as Sapporo Marui Imai and Hakodate Marui Imai, took over Marui Imai’s branches in Sapporo and Hakodate.

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