Request to close Tokyo Metropolitan department store… April 10, 19:57

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced the types of business and facilities that require a leave of absence, and as for commercial facilities, stores other than those involved in retailing daily necessities with a total floor area of ​​more than 1,000 square meters are subject to the request for a leave. Some department stores will be closed temporarily throughout the entire building, as in the past, while others are considering opening only the food floor.

Of these, Mitsukoshi Isetan has decided to continue temporary closures of stores and small stores in the Tokyo metropolitan area, including Isetan's Shinjuku head office in Shinjuku, Tokyo, until the declaration of emergency is lifted as per previous policies. Was.

The company has determined that it should be closed throughout the building to ensure the safety of customers and employees and to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

“J. Front Retailing,” which has Daimaru and Matsuzakaya under its umbrella, temporarily closes department stores in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka, except for the food floor of some stores. , To consider how much sales are possible.

Ryoichi Yamamoto, president of the company, said at a financial statement on the 10th, "We believe that safety should be given priority. It is our management's responsibility to prevent the spread of infection even if we take a break from business." Emphasized the idea of ​​making decisions.

The Keio Department Store, on the other hand, will temporarily close the entire building at the Shinjuku store and the Seiseki Sakuragaoka store for the time being, but considering the Seiseki Sakuragaoka store, it is considering opening only the food floor based on the announcement in Tokyo.

In addition, Odakyu Department Store, which only operates food floors at stores in Tokyo, has announced that it will open only the food floor on Saturdays and Sundays, which had been closed for the entire building, prior to the announcement in Tokyo.