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This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises. www.nytimes.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Japan is an old-business superpower. The country is home to more than 33,000 with at least 100 years of history — over 40 percent of the world’s total, according to a study by the Tokyo-based Research Institute of Centennial Management. Over 3,100 have been running for at least two centuries. Around 140 have existed for more than 500 years. And at least 19 claim to have been continuously operating since the first millennium.