Less Shopping Time at Department Stores

Economic crunch in Japan example #46: Tokyomango reports that the Mitsukoshi and Isetan department stores — they are both owned by the same company — will now be opened six days a week instead of the usual seven, also reducing their daily hours of operation.

Update: Seems like there was an error in translating the news, according to a reader (who adds two news links, see comments): “Consider this a case of poor translation somewhere along the line. It isn’t once-a-week, but rather once-a-month, and is restricted to regional stores. Branches in major cities will still be 7 days a week, however with shortened operating hours being considered.”