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Japan Shopping Festival starting from 31st January 2014

Special Chinese New Year 2014 activities to be held at Tokyo and Osaka.

TOKYO – The “Japan Shopping Festival” has commenced since 1 Dec 2013 to promote shopping and travelling in Japan, and is being held in Tokyo and Kansai region. Starting from 31 Jan 2014 (CNY), special “Japan Shopping Festival” activities for the CNY targeting overseas visitors will be held at Shinjuku and Ginza in Tokyo, and also in Osaka. Major CNY shopping highlights start from this event.

Special activities mainly include:

Major promotion at Shinjuku (31 Jan – 11 Feb) — Stores in Shinjuku will be providing convenient and high-quality services to overseas visitors, and prospective participating stores will be department stores, large grocery stores, and electronics stores. During this period, 80,000 copies of the “Shinjuku Shopping Guide” in five different languages will be available for tourists from overseas. Moreover, tourists can receive a first-ever “Handsfree Shopping” service from temporary booths set up in the shopping area. Your bags will be delivered to your hotels within the day.

“Special Treats Day” at the Ginza Mitsukoshi Store — CNY goody bags will be given out and prices of items are derived from a lucky number “8” which represents good fortune in Chinese.

CNY special activities in Kansai Mega Sales (31 Jan) — Department stores in Osaka on this day will offer special CNY goody bags to customers from abroad.

Special Tour to the Yebisu Beer Museum of Sapporo Breweries Limited (1 Feb) This tour is limited to just 20 lucky participants who can not only enjoy high-grade fresh Yebisu Beer available in Japan exclusively, but also are entitled toreceive limited edition souvenirs.

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