New outlet mall opens near Narita


An outlet mall opened Friday in Shisui, Chiba Prefecture, targeting foreign visitors and people in the greater Tokyo area.

Shisui Premium Outlets, run by Mitsubishi Estate-Simon Co., is about 12 km southwest of Narita airport and has 121 stores, including eight foreign brands opening their first outlets in Japan.

The 200,000-sq.-meter mall features a currency exchange counter and a flight information board for tourists.

The operator is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Estate Co. and U.S. shopping mall developer Simon Property Group Inc.