Apple will re-open two Apple Store in Japan this week

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Apple will open its retail stores in Japan this week, one of its most important markets, after the shops have been closed for months because of the COVID-19.

Two locations – the shops of Fukuoka and Nagoya Sakae – will open again on the 27 may, according to the website of the company. The dates of reopening for the other eight shops in the country have not yet been published. In September, Apple opened its newest and largest Store in the business district Marunouchi in Tokyo, a few steps from the historic Tokyo station and the Imperial Palace.

Tokyo remains in a state of emergency official, although the japan’s economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Monday the advisory committee of the government had approved a plan to revoke the measure, a week earlier than expected.

Apple has already re-opened shops in Australia, Germany, Austria, South Korea, Switzerland and some of the shops in Italy and in the United States.

In a statement confirming that the openings in Japan, Apple has confirmed that the shops will require temperature controls on the door, distancing the social and the use of masks by the customers and the staff. This is in line with the standards of the retailers in the japanese night like Montbell, which drives away customers without masks for the face.