Fully Remodeled Shibuya Parco to Reopen on Fri.

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Tokyo, Nov. 20 (Jiji Press)--Going through major renovation work for some three years, Shibuya Parco will reopen on Friday aiming to become a new mecca for youth culture in Japan.

With 19 floors above the ground and three in the basement, the new commercial complex building in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has 193 brand-name clothing stores, sundry shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as a theater, a cinema house and a gallery.

One tenant is game maker Nintendo Co.'s <7974> first domestic store under its direct management, according to operator Parco Co. <8251>. There also are an e-sports cafe, a restaurant serving dishes for vegans and a worship house for Muslims.

Since its birth in 1973, Shibuya Parco has been known as a place attracting people sensitive to fashionable and cultural trends. The previous outlet was closed in August 2016 for full-fledged remodeling.

At a press conference Tuesday, Parco President Kozo Makiyama expressed hope that new Parco, at the center of the Shibuya area, will help hand over Japanese culture to the next generation by bringing together many people.

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