BURBANK, Calif.--Expanding its presence in the Far East, Warner Bros. Studio Stores said Friday that it will open its first store in Japan on April 5, in the Shinjuku shopping area in Tokyo. Warner's already has two stores in Hong Kong and two in Singapore. The 8,000-square-foot store will be located at 3-24-2 Shinjuku, at the east entrance to Shinjuku Station, whose 2 million visitors a day make it one of the busiest train stations in the world, according to Warner's. The Shinjuku debut will be followed by Studio Store openings in Canal City, Fukuoka, in mid-April and in the La La Port shopping district in the city of Funabashi, Chiba, in late April. Similar to other Studio Stores, the Japan unit will feature interactive displays, an animation art gallery and merchandise inspired by Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and DC Comics characters, including Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Batman and Superman. The exterior will feature a giant mobile and a Hollywood-style billboard announcing the latest Warner Bros. releases in music, film and television.
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