Apple celebrates “stunning” new store opening in Tokyo

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Apple stores are iconic throughout the world for the level of design that goes into their construction. In fact, it’s almost like they’re Apple products themselves.

Today Apple posted a video to its YouTube channel showcasing the preparation for its new store in the Omotesando area of Tokyo, Japan. With giant glass panes stretching stories-high, it’s a big store in a country that Apple is doing very well in right now.

Vines stretch across the top and side of the store to help with climate control. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s new head of “Environmental Initiatives,” has appeared in the media lately talking about the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Jackson has said that one of Apple’s goals to get all of its stores across the world running on 100% renewable energy.

The iPhone is selling very well in the Japanese smartphone market with around 50% market share.

This Omotesando store will be Apple’s ninth retail outlet in Japan. It is scheduled to open on June 13th.

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