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Japan curry chain wants to make it in India

But first, openings in London and elsewhere are planned

This CoCo Ichibanya restaurant in Hong Kong attracts a lot of families.

NAGOYA -- What started as a small curry restaurant in 1978 in the suburb of this city has become a global chain. Ichibanya's ultimate goal is to take the Japanese iteration of curry to the market where it is perhaps eaten the most -- India.

The chain, also known as CoCo Ichi, operates about 1,290 curry shops in Japan and about 160 others in 10 overseas countries and regions, including the U.S.

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