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Japan's Don Quijote on quest to fill retail void in Southeast Asia

Department stores call it quits as customers shift to discounts

Don Quijote's stores in Bangkok have been a hit with Thai shoppers looking for a taste of Japan. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK/TOKYO -- Across the street from a Isetan Thailand department store that recently shuttered after nearly three decades in business in Thailand's capital sits a Don Don Donki, the offshoot of Japanese discount giant Don Quijote.

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