Seven-Eleven Japan to Open Stores in Okinawa on July 11

Economy

Tokyo, April 9 (Jiji Press)--Leading Japanese convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. said on Tuesday that it will open its first outlets in Okinawa Prefecture on July 11.

Opening stores in Okinawa, the only prefecture in which Seven-Eleven Japan does not have a presence, means the company will have outlets in all of Japan's 47 prefectures.

Seven-Eleven Japan plans to open around 10 shops in Naha, Okinawa's capital, and elsewhere in the southern Japan prefecture.

The company plans to increase the number of stores in Okinawa to some 250 within the next five years.

Rival chains FamilyMart Co. and Lawson Inc. <2651> already run stores across the country, including Okinawa.

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