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Japanese lifestyle retailer Miniso still running Pyongyang branch: sources

Miniso Japan claimed last week that operations in Pyongyang had ended

A Japanese-Chinese low-cost retail brand store in Pyongyang continues to be running as usual, despite claims from its head office last week that the controversial store has closed, pictures obtained by NK News showed this week.

According to a notice put on the door in the Miniso shop, located in Kim Jong Un's showcase Ryomyong Street development, the Pyongyang branch will be undergoing week-long renovation work from July 18 to July 26.