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Fading fortunes of Yaohan, Japanese department store

A long queue of people waiting to get into Yaohan Katong on the second day of its opening on Aug 28, 1977. The Japanese department store company opened at Plaza Singapura in 1974. In 1997, its parent company in Japan was declared insolvent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline 'Fading fortunes'. Print Edition | Subscribe