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Apple to Start Reopening Stores in Japan This Week

  • Flagship Tokyo outlets remain closed for the time being
  • Tokyo’s state of emergency set to be lifted on Monday
A closed Apple store in the Shibuya, Tokyo.

A closed Apple store in the Shibuya, Tokyo.

Photographer: Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg
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Apple Inc. will begin reopening its retail stores in Japan this week, one of its most important markets, after the stores had been shuttered for months due to Covid-19.

Two locations -- the stores in Fukuoka and Nagoya Sakae -- will reopen on May 27, according to the company’s retail website. Reopening dates for the country’s eight other Apple stores have not yet been posted. In September, Apple opened its latest and largest outlet in Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district, moments away from the historic Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace.