HAPiNAHA to be closed, turned into commercial complex
Ryubo Holdings, the owner of department stores and supermarkets in Okinawa, announced that it would close the HAPiNAHA entertainment facility in the former Mitsukoshi Department Store Building on Kokusai Street in Naha in 2017.
Ryubo Shoji, one of the Ryubo Group companies, bought and renovated the building after Okinawa Mitsukoshi closed. It opened the HAPiNAHA in the premnises in 2015 in cooperation with Yoshimoto Kogyo entertainment company.
Ryubo Holdings that owns 100% of Ryubo Shoji Co. has a plan to redevelop the facility into a commercial complex with facilities for both local people and tourists, including a hotel and an apartment building.