Matsuya Ginza reopens food section

May 25, 2020

Matsuya Ginza reopens food section

Tokyo (Japan), May 25: A major department store has partially reopened in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district as the capital moves to fully restart economic activities.
Matsuya Ginza opened its food section at 11 a.m. on Monday for the first time in about six weeks. It closed all of its sales floors on April 8 following the government's declaration of a state of emergency, and plans to reopen the remaining floors on June 1.
The department store is taking steps to prevent customers and sales personnel from contracting the virus. Shoppers are given disinfectant at the entrance. The store will be closed every Tuesday from late June to help protect the health of its employees.
Matsuya President Akita Masaki said the company has been through a difficult time, but it is ready to adopt new customer services for a new lifestyle that can prevent coronavirus infections.
Two other department stores in Tokyo - Takashimaya, and Sogo & Seibu - have already reopened many of their sales floors, while Isetan Mitsukoshi remains entirely closed and Daimaru Matsuzakaya is only selling food.
Source: NHK World