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Apple Opens Gorgeous New Retail Store in Tokyo, Japan

Apple Store Tokyo Shinjuku 04042018 Credit: Apple
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There never seems to be a moment when tech giant Apple isn’t renovating its facilities or opening stunning retail stores across the world.

Now, the firm has opened the doors to its new store in the Shinjuku region of Tokyo, Japan. Since 2003, more than 70 million people have visited Apple’s Japanese outlets.

The store is located in the heart of the renowned shopping, business and entertainment hub, and is just a few blocks away from Shinjuku Station.

It’s been kitted out with an “expansive” 27 meter glass fronting, which is lined with locally-sourced Longstock Holly trees. Inside, there’s a 6K video wall and interactive displays so visitors can try out devices.

Apple Store Interior Toyko Shinjuku 04042018
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Over the coming months, the Shinjuku will organize and host a range of Today sessions covering topics such as art and design, music, photography, coding and activity.

Apple said it is on a mission to “educate and inspire” members of the public by providing them with community spaces to “connect, learn and unlock their creativity”.

The company explained that participants will be able to use the sessions to get more out of  Apple devices, but also to explore their creative interests with Music Labs, Sketch Walks and Photo Walks.

“Anyone can take coding sessions to learn to code with Swift Playgrounds or program robots, and during Studio Hours all are welcome to bring in a personal project for advice or use the space to work alongside others,” said the firm.

Apple Store Exterior Tokyo Shinjuku 04042018
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Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail at Apple, said that the firm has a “long and special history in Japan” and that it will be opening “several new stores” in the “coming years”.

In a statement, she said: “We can’t wait to welcome the vibrant community in Shinjuku to experience all the best Apple has to offer.”

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