Apple announced Tuesday that its first retail store in Japan is set to open its doors on November 30, 2003 at 10AM.
The Apple Store Ginza
will open in Tokyo to become Apple’s 73rd retail store location, and its first located outside the United States.
The Apple Store Ginza will feature five floors where customers can shop for Apple’s complete line of consumer and professional desktop and laptop computers, as well as hundreds of software titles, peripherals and accessories to use with their new Macs. What’s more, the new store will feature more than 400 events each month to help customers get the most from their Macs, including a series of fee-based hands-on training classes dubbed the Studio Series — these classes take place in the fifth floor Studio Training Center, a facility not found in Apple Stores in the United States.
As has become customary for an Apple Store opening in the U.S., the first visitors to the Apple Store Ginza will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the event. Unlike the U.S., however, the first 2,500 folks in the door get a shirt (as opposed to the 1,000 usually reserved for U.S. visitors). And The Apple Store Ginza will also have a Grand Opening Sweepstakes which will award one lucky winner will get a 15-inch iMac with Combo drive, Canon DV camcorder, digital still camera and printer.
Special events are lined up throughout the month of December including “Super Deluxe Showcase,” which features six 15-minute live presentations by Namaiki and Klein Dytham and friends, featuring “experimental Mac-based creations;” musical duo norico and Wata showing how Macs figure into their performances; .Mac Member Night and more.