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Wako (retailer)

Company nameWako Co., Ltd.
Company typeSubsidiary
Founder(s)Kintarō Hattori
Headquarters4-5-11 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
ParentSeiko Holdings Corporation (100%)

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|} is a retailer in Japan, whose best known store (commonly known as Ginza Wako) is at the heart of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. This store is famous for its watches, jewellery, porcelain, dishware, and handbags, as well as upscale foreign goods. There is an art gallery, called Wako Hall, on the sixth floor. Wako was founded in 1881 by Kintarō Hattori as a watch and jewelry shop called K. Hattori (now Seiko Holdings Corporation) in Ginza. In 1947, the retail division split off as Wako Co., Ltd.From 1894 to 1921, the Hattori Clock Tower stood on the site that Wako occupies today. In 1921, the Hattori Clock Tower was demolished to rebuild a new one. The reconstruction was delayed due to the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923. The new tower was completed in 1932 as the K. Hattori Building. In homage to its predecessor, the new store was also fitted with a clock.

Its 1932 Neo-Renaissance style building, designed by Jin Watanabe, with its curved granite façade, is the central landmark for the district and one of the few buildings in the area left standing after World War II. The building functioned as the Tokyo PX store during the Allied Occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1952. The clock tower plays the famous Westminster Chimes.

Wako has branches in Haneda Airport, Shinsaibashi, and some luxury hotels in Japan.

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House team summons Wako over Bills delay - Daily Nation Tweet this news
Daily Nation--Mr Mohammed said that his committee had summoned Attorney-General Amos -Wako-, head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura and ministers whose ministries are still holding onto Bills for a meeting on Thursday. “We must get commitments on actual - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:12:57 GMT+00:00
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Suspected Islamists Burn Down Two Homes in Ethiopia - Compass Direct News Tweet this news
Compass Direct News--Evangelist -Wako- Hanake of the Mekane Yesus Church told Compass he had been receiving anonymous messages warning him to stop converting Muslims to Christ. The Muslims who became Christians included several children. “Inside the hou - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:31:46 GMT+00:00
Nyachae protests change in key Bills - Daily Nation Tweet this news
Daily Nation--The commission charged with implementation of the Constitution has kicked up a fuss with Attorney-General Amos -Wako- over alteration of critical Bills. The Commission on Implementation of the Constitution led by Mr Charles Nyachae says it s - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:20:35 GMT+00:00
Ball in Wako's court as crucial Bills forwarded - Daily Nation Tweet this news
Daily Nation--In a letter dated April 1, 2011, Mr Kilonzo asked Mr Amos -Wako- to speed up the process of getting the Bills to Parliament. They are the Political Parties Bill, Ombudsman Commission Bill, the National Gender Commission Bill and the Kenya Na - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 19:02:45 GMT+00:00
Crisis talks called on Bills as CIC crafts new formula - The Standard Tweet this news
The Standard--Head of Public Service Francis Muthaura (Office of The President), Mohammed Isahakia (PS Office of The Prime Minister), Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo and AG Amos -Wako- will attend the meeting. Others expected are Mr Charles Nyachae, chair - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:37:06 GMT+00:00
IDPs give Wako notice to prosecute three ODM ministers - The Standard Tweet this news
The Standard--CBK has attributed the loss to a significant increase in expenditure on st By Evelyn Kwamboka and Lucianne Limo Pressure is mounting on Attorney General Amos -Wako- to prosecute three ODM ministers allied to Prime Minister Raila Odinga over - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:16:01 GMT+00:00
Mutula, Orengo chide Wako over ICC trials - The Standard Tweet this news
The Standard--Two ministers have written to Attorney General Amos -Wako- complaining over his handling of the 'Ocampo Six' cases. Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo and his Lands counterpart James Orengo raised queries as to how the two foreign law - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:48:52 GMT+00:00
phase out police prosecutors - Coastweek Tweet this news
Coastweek--Speaking in Nairobi on Friday, Amos -Wako- said the money will be used to hire a minimum of 150 state counsels this year to represent the government and public in court in order to replace the police prosecutors who will be redeployed. ... - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 04:59:41 GMT+00:00
Kenya: Nyachae Team Hands Wako Three Reform Bills - Tweet this news Commission for Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) handed over the Bills to Attorney General Amos -Wako- and Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Mutula Kilonzo yesterday. The three are Independent Electoral and Boundaries C - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:38:32 GMT+00:00

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