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FamilyMart reopening lifts spirits in irradiated town of Naraha

National Jan 30, 2015

FamilyMart reopening lifts spirits in irradiated town of Naraha

FamilyMart Co. reopened a convenience store Friday in the town of Naraha, most of which remains a designated evacuation zone from the 2011 core meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture. The store, located along a national highway on the Pacific coast, was closed after being engulfed in ...

National / Crime & Legal Sep 10, 2014

Man held for allegedly extorting cigarettes from store owner

A 39-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly extorting cigarette cartons from a convenience store owner, police said Wednesday. The man allegedly posted video footage of himself threatening the store owner on the Internet. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, Go Nakamura, from the city ...

Editorials Jun 25, 2014

Winds of change in retail industry

The retail industry is entering into a period of major transformation. In addition to traditional entities such as department stores, supermarkets and convenience stores, new retail business forms are emerging, including mega shopping mall developments led by real estate companies and JR train terminals ...

Japanese convenience store chain going healthy

Business / Corporate Oct 8, 2013

Japanese convenience store chain going healthy

by Masaaki Kameda

Lawson Inc., Japan's second-largest convenience store chain, said Tuesday it will strengthen its health-related business as part of a midterm strategy to tap into the growing number of health-conscious customers in the aging society. "We aim to play a central role in supporting people's healthier ...