The Company K. K. Mitsukoshi (Japanese株式会社 三越, Kabushiki - gaisha Mitsukoshi ), listed on the Nikkei 225, is one of the three major Japanese department store chains ( Depāto ). In 1998, Mitsukoshi in sales directly behind the market leader Takashimaya and before the third-place Seibu department store chain Hyakkaten.
The company was founded in Japan during the Edo period in 1673. The corporate headquarters is located in Tokyo and later split from the Mitsui group from. On 1 April 2008, Mitsukoshi Isetan ended with the Depāto under a new holding company called KK Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings (株式会社 三越 伊勢丹 ホールディングス, Kabushiki - Mitsukoshi Isetan gaisha Hōrudingusu, Eng. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.). Together.
The foreign subsidiaries are dedicated to the target group to Japanese tourists, which is offered for sale in city center locations of these interesting cities each have a selection of typical and souvenirs in a sophisticated atmosphere. Along with the purchase, the refund of VAT will be prepared on site. The same is true for foreign tourists in the Japanese subsidiaries. Offices in Europe are among others in Rome and Madrid.
In Germany there are currently no branch offices.
A street in Berlin, was abandoned in the 1990s after a short existence on Kurfürstendamm due to the lack of a direct flight between Japan and the city. The offices in Frankfurt and Munich on 31 December 2008 and closed in Dusseldorf on 30 June 2009.