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COVID-hit Japan business clothier Aoyama to shrink 400 stores

Chain adjusts to lower demand for suits brought on by rise of home working

A Yofuku-no-Aoyama store in Tokyo: The business clothing retailer is planning the first big shakeup of its operations since its founding in 1964 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Business clothing retailer, Aoyama Trading plans to reduce its total floor space by up to 50% at 400 of its stores, in response to customers' growing preference for more casual attire as the coronavirus pandemic forces more people to work from home.

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