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Ginza Six opens its doors to thousands

The Yomiuri Shimbun

People shop at Ginza Six on Thursday in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.

The Yomiuri Shimbun Ginza Six opened Thursday morning in Tokyo’s Ginza district as one of the largest shopping complexes in the area.

The commercial landscape around the facility has drastically changed recently — Marronnier Gate Ginza opened in March, and the opening of Ginza Six has gathered attention as to whether it could spur further vitalization of the area.

A group of companies including J Front Retailing Co. and Mori Building Co. jointly redeveloped the site in Ginza’s 6-chome block, where Matsuzakaya Ginza and other stores were located.

The 13-story, six-basement-level building comprises shopping areas on the lower floors and offices on the upper levels. It has retail space of about 47,000 square meters, exceeding those of the neighboring Ginza Mitsukoshi and Matsuya Ginza department stores. The complex comprises 241 outlets such as cosmetics and household goods shops, and primarily targets wealthy consumers and foreign visitors to Japan.

The building was filled with shoppers on opening day — about 2,500 people formed a line in front of Ginza Six before it opened on Thursday.Speech

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