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Yamada Denki Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, opened its flagship store Friday in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district to compete with rivals Bic Camera Inc. and Sakuraya Co.

Thousands of people started lining up in front of the nine-floor, 23,000 sq.-meter outlet early in the morning to hunt for opening-day bargains. Yamada Denki said about 15,000 people showed up for the debut of LABI1 Japan head store Ikebukuro.

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