COSTCO COS. SIGNS LEASE TO OPEN WAREHOUSE IN JAPAN

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Cos. here said last week it has signed a lease to open its first warehouse in Japan -- a single-level facility of 135,000 square feet scheduled to open in late April in Fukuoka, in southern Japan.veloped and constructed by Torius, a real-estate development company based in Fukuoka.According to Jim Sinigal, Costco president and chief executive officer, "We believe Japan has

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Cos. here said last week it has signed a lease to open its first warehouse in Japan -- a single-level facility of 135,000 square feet scheduled to open in late April in Fukuoka, in southern Japan.

veloped and constructed by Torius, a real-estate development company based in Fukuoka.

According to Jim Sinigal, Costco president and chief executive officer, "We believe Japan has the potential to be a strong market for Costco. This project allows Costco

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