Ginza Gets its Groove Back

After years of stagnation, Tokyo’s famed Ginza shopping area is undergoing an extraordinary renaissance. Ten years ago the area seemed to be in danger of dying. The large department stores, such as the Mitsukoshi and Matsuzakaya, that used to define shopping elegance, were bleeding customers, especially younger trend surfers, to hipper “it” spots such as Shibuya.

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