#179: Hankyu Hanshin Department Store (category: department store)
Originally, both Hankyu and Hanshin were established department store chains in Japan. They had been typical department stores before their merger in the Kinki area (refer to #139), especially in Osaka (refer to #037).
The company's name "Hanshin" derives from Osaka and Kobe (refer to #038). Also, the name "Hankyu" is the abbreviation of "Hanshin Kyuko (meaning Hanshin express train)", which is the name of the railroad company belonging to the same group.
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