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Japan's Workman to debut overseas with Taiwan store in 2027

Casual clothing chain to gauge interest of foreign tourists with Okinawa flagship

Workman plans to expand its domestic network for the #Workman Girl brand from about 40 stores at present to 400 locations in 10 years.(Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Japanese apparel chain Workman will bring its women's clothing and outdoor gear to other parts of Asia, after opening a flagship store in Okinawa to survey popular styles among foreign tourists.

Workman plans to debut its first international store in Taiwan by 2027. The company, originally a purveyor of work gear, also will offer its products in mainland China, primarily through online platforms. It aims to generate about 10% of sales outside Japan in 2030.

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