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Japanese franchise Kura Sushi to launch in China

Japanese restaurant franchise Kura Sushi is launching in its third overseas market, China.

The brand has already enjoyed some success in the US and Taiwan, and is now set to open its first Chinese mainland location in Shanghai. Ten further locations are planned for the territory later this year.

According to a Nikkei report, the firm’s current strategy is to “double its revenues outside Japan to ¥300 billion (about US$2.7 billion) in 2030 by increasing its total number of outlets worldwide to 1000”.

The move coincides with Kura Sushi’s launch of its global flagship in Tokyo, where it expects to serve 2000 people per day, including around 600 tourists.

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