• Kyodo News


Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. said Thursday its Bangkok Isetan department store will reopen June 24 after a 10-week closure amid violent antigovernment protests.

The damaged parts of the store have been repaired and the safety of the building itself has been confirmed, the Japanese department store chain said.

The damage from the riots included broken show windows but was limited. But the period of closure has resulted in loss of sales worth ¥750 million.

As some other stores in the vicinity of Bangkok Isetan are expected to remain closed, the number of visitors to the department store could be affected, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.