Matsumoto Kiyoshi | Large drugstores chain in Japan, Guided by Japanese webmaster !

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  • What is ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ in Japan
  • History of ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ in Japan
  • Items we can get in ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ in Japan
  • Brief comments by webmaster
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  • Who like Japan !
  • Who are interested in Japanese culture
  • Who want to enjoy staying in Japan !

In this page, I would like to introduce ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ in Japan

You may get knowledge of ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ in Japan, as well as Japanese have, after reading of this article. Have fun !


SHINTA+ / Japanese blog writer, born and raised in Japan, visited more than 20 countries, introducing Japanese culture to the world, with both domestic & international experiences.

What is ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’

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‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ is one of the large drugstore chain in Japan. ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ has stores all of prefectures in Japan. Japanese generally call ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ as ‘Matsu-Kiyo’ shortly. Yellow and black signboard is the trademark of ‘Matsu-Kiyo’

Basic information about ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’

  • One of large drugstore chain in Japan
  • ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ available in all of prefectures in Japan
  • Japanese call in short, Matsu-Kiyo’
  • Yellow and Black signboard is the trademark

‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ is very popular drugstores in Japan !

History of ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’

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‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ is from name of founder Mr. Kiyoshi Matsumoto. In 1932, first drugstore was opened in Chiba. In 1954, company name was changed to ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’. In 1990, listed in stock market and development was escalated. In 21st century, stores of ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ is still increasing.

History of ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’

  • 1932 Established first drugstore in Chiba
  • 1954 Company named as Matsumoto Kiyoshi
  • 1981 Number of stores became 100
  • 2001 Number of stores became 500
  • As of 2019, Number of stores more than 1,600

We can see ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ especially in city areas.

What we can get in ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’

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In ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’, we can buy not only drugs but also various items, like cosmetics, foods, drinks, daily necessities, etc. ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ is trying to increase services and value of company. ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ was ranked in 29th place in Japan’s best domestic brands in 2018.

More information about ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’

  • Dealing with various items
    • Drugs, cosmetics
    • Foods, Drinks
    • Daily necessities, etc
  • Trying to increase value of brand
    • Got Supply chain innovation award 2016
    • 29th place in Japan’s best domestic brands in 2018

Various items are available at ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ !


In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows

What is ‘Matsumoto Kiyoshi’ in Japan

  • Very famous drugstore chain in Japan
  • Yellow & Blue signboard is the trademark
  • Established in 1932
  • Not only drugs, but also food, drink, cosmetics, daily necessities available


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How was the content today ?

Matsumoto Kiyoshi is very famous in Japan. Especially, in downtown area, we see a lot of Matsumoto Kiyoshi. Actually, I often go there to buy various items with reasonable price. ‘Matsu-Kiyo’ is supported by Japanese consumers.


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