According to this article, they’re going to open a real Apple store (meaning owned by Apple) in Tokyo’s Ginza area this Fall. This will be the first Apple store outside of the US. It definitely would not have made sense to open it in Akihabara (the purpose of the stores is to showcase to new users), but I think a store in Aoyama would have been a better idea. Still, I look forward to checking the store out. Hopefully Apple will have some new cool gadgets for me to buy by the time the store opens.