Kinokuniya moves 'could include Europe'

Kinokuniya moves 'could include Europe'

Japan's 90-branch Kinokuniya book chain "would love to come to Europe if the opportunity arises", Hiroshi Sogo, m.d. of the company's e-commerce arm AsianBasis Corporation, told delegates at the Publishers Association's International Conference in London yesterday (11th December).

Sogo was speaking about the need to boost the chain's international presence, which currently includes South-East Asia, the US, Australia and the Middle East, in the context of the "harsh" trade environment persisting within Japan.

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