Mitsukoshi Department Store Expands into Philippines

Economy

Manila, Dec. 3 (Jiji Press)--Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. <3099> has recently opened a commercial facility in the city of Taguig in the Manila metropolitan area, becoming the first Japanese department store operator to open a store in the Philippines.

The facility, Mitsukoshi BGC, has a basement floor and three stories above the ground. It is part of a large-scale development project that includes four condominium towers of up to 54 stories.

This is the first overseas Mitsukoshi outlet having a lion statue, the symbol of the department store, at the entrance to greet customers.

Mitsukoshi BGC has tenants including a cafe offering "matcha" green tea, a "takoyaki" octopus dumpling shop, a soba noodle store and a curry restaurant.

In Southeast Asia, Isetan Mitsukoshi has Isetan stores in Singapore and Malaysia.

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