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Muji makes itself at home outside Japan

Number of overseas stores to surpass domestic ones for the first time

A Muji store in central Tokyo: The retailer sells more than 7,000 products.

TOKYO -- While its Japanese name Mujirushi Ryohin means "no brand, quality goods," the Muji chain of household goods stores has become, well, a household name.

Arguably, Muji is becoming one of the most recognized Japanese retailers in the global market, alongside Fast Retailing's Uniqlo casualwear stores. And now it is ready to accelerate its international push.

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