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Popular Japanese value store Daiso opens in Pearl City

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Japan's famous value store is now open in Hawaii.

Daiso held its grand opening ceremony Wednesday morning at Pearl City Shopping Center.

Often called the Japanese dollar store, Daiso offers everything from household items to cosmetics, office supplies, and even snacks.

The company develops 99 percent of its merchandise in-house and creates 500 new products every month. The majority of its items are priced at $1.50.

Some shoppers told us they didn't mind the long lines.

"I just had lunch, so I feel much better. I'm ready to go, so we're almost there, I hope, two more hours maybe," said Sonia Sarabano.

The first 100 customers got a goodie bag.

There were also prize drawings throughout the day for a 40-inch flatscreen television, a Samsung tablet, and gift cards.

Daiso is open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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