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A DOWN EAST RETAILER EYES THE FAR EAST

L.L. Bean is taking its rubber-soled hunting boots abroad. The outdoor retailer, famous for its flannel shirts and camping gear, says it wants to open a 5,000-square-foot store in the heart of Tokyo. Japanese retail giant Seiyu and Matsushita Electric Industrial will run the store, expected to open later this year. Bean says four more Japanese outlets could follow.EDITED BY HARRIS COLLINGWOOD


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