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Discounter Don Quijote debuts in Thailand with eye across Asia

Operator plans shops in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia

Pan Pacific International Holdings founder Takao Yasuda, second from left, introduces the Donki Mall Thonglor in Bangkok on Feb. 20, two days before its official opening. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)

BANGKOK -- Japanese discount store chain Don Quijote begins a wave of Asian expansion on Friday with the launch of a shopping complex in Bangkok, aiming to increase the number of overseas stores to 200 from 41 now.

Plans call for opening stores in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines and Malaysia as well, Koji Ohara, president and CEO of chain operator Pan Pacific International Holdings, said Wednesday.

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