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Starbucks to open hundreds of new stores in Japan

Chain taps Uber Eats and Line, still seeing fresh growth in key Asian market

Starbucks even has a location inside Japan's Ministry of Defense, pictured here. The chain will add delivery in Tokyo. (Photo by Masaya Kato)

TOKYO -- Starbucks aims to increase its Japanese stores by about 20% to 1,700 by the end of 2021, quickening its pace of growth and adding services like delivery and mobile payments, the company said on Thursday.

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