Lotte to Open 1st Duty-Free Outlet in Japan

Lotte will open a duty-free store at Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan, in September, it said on Sunday.

It will be the first Korean duty-free shop in a Japanese airport. The number of foreign passengers at the airport reached a record-high five million last year due to the weak yen and an increasing number of budget airlines.

Lotte has seven duty-free stores in Korea and four abroad: in Guam, Indonesia and Singapore.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 30, 2014 10:57 KST