Daimaru department store in 1987. It led the way for a wave of Japanese retailers when it opened its first store in Causeway Bay in 1960. It closed in 1999, a victim of the Asian financial crisis.

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Daimaru department store in 1987. It led the way for a wave of Japanese retailers when it opened its first store in Causeway Bay in 1960. It closed in 1999, a victim of the Asian financial crisis.
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