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Isetan Mitsukoshi to hold New Year Festival at 3 main stores in Tokyo

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Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd, the largest department store group in Japan, will hold a New Year Festival under the theme, "New Year for Enjoying the Future," from Friday, January 2 to Tuesday, January 6 in all areas of its three core stores in Tokyo.

The three stores -- Isetan Shinjuku Main Store, Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Main Store and Mitsukoshi Ginza Store -- will feature numerous programs befitting this time of year that will be enjoyable not only for people living in Japan but also foreign tourists. They include sales of lucky bags filled with items that could open the door to good luck and fulfilling dreams (a total of 136,000 lucky bags will be sold at the three stores on January 2), sales of lucky charms and items related to the yearly zodiac sign, and events characteristic of the New Year. Customers will be able to experience Japan's New Year at the Isetan Mitsukoshi stores in a merry and celebratory fashion.

President and CEO Hiroshi Ohnishi said, "We certainly hope you will spend the New Year at an Isetan Mitsukoshi store. Each of the stores has prepared products and events with unique ideas that will enable you to rediscover Japan's culture."

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New Year for Enjoying the Future

Is the message: save, don't shop?

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Mitsukoshi outshines Macy's in N.Y. & I would recommend this as a good day trip. The "Lucky Bag" my Wife bought 20 years ago had some nice gifts inside! Happy New Year, JAPAN!!

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Isetan was a lifesaver for me as a young bride, then as a young mom..... so welcoming, with many spaces to just BE; a parent/baby area for resting, many coffeeshops and restaurants, This will be a thrilling event for the community, once again Isetan impresses!

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