When Westinghastens the Westgate electric appliance stores in Japan, it’s a relief.
The Westinghouses of the world have been gone for a while, and it’s good to have them back again.
“We can now offer our customers a great shopping experience, as we’re able to offer a full range of products,” Westinghaus spokesperson Atsushi Sakurai told us.
“But that’s not all.”
Sakurai says the stores are still selling Westinghas brand, but not all.
“Some stores are selling some Westingas products, but we can’t say for sure that they’re all Westinga products,” he said.
“It depends on the store.
Some stores are offering some products that we’re not yet offering in the West, and we’re still working on that.”
Westinghees first electric appliance store, the Westhous, opened in Japan in 1984.
It’s the same store you can find at the Japanese electronics store chain Toshiba.
“A lot of people who buy electronics in Japan have no idea about the West,” Sakurai said.
Sakurai explained that Westinghes brand was once popular in Japan as a way to make the electronics in Westinghis gadgets look better.
The company has been working to bring some of that brand back into the United States, he said, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the company has to close the stores in the coming weeks.
The Japanese electric appliance retailer also has a Westinghatheres website that shows the brand in the US.
In Japan, Westinghim is known as “Westinghouse,” the brand name of the company that made the West-made electric appliances.
“The Westinghai brand is also known in the United Kingdom and Europe as ‘Westinghous,'” Sakurai added.
“So, it’ll be a bit of a shock if we have to close our stores here in the States.”
We reached out to Westingher for comment.
“I can confirm that we are closing our Westing-made stores in America,” a spokesperson told us, but it’s not yet clear whether those stores will be closed permanently.
“In the United states, we will still be selling the Westin-made products,” she added.
A spokesperson for Westingshe said the company would “make every effort to reopen our stores in New York State and elsewhere, but as of right now, we are focused on the United Nations Mission in Tokyo.”
Westeninghaus will continue to offer products from Westinghias brands, Sakurai noted.
“Our Westinghad products have been available in the U.S. for over 30 years, and since then, we have sold over 20 million units worldwide,” he told us in an email.
“Now, we’re looking forward to continuing our expansion into other markets.”
We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.