Hawaii Japanese market opens in Hawaii By Tovin Lapan / May 26, 2017 Share 1 -- Japanese supermarket chain Mitsuwa Marketplace recently made its Hawaiian debut in Honolulu. The company opened a 9,980-square-foot store offering a wide range of items in the International Marketplace in Waikiki on May 15. It is the chain's 11th store in the U.S. and first in Hawaii. "Mitsuwa Marketplace is an exciting and unique addition to our dining and retail lineup," Michael Fenley, general manager of International Market Place, said in a release. "Guests have an opportunity to experience an authentic taste of Japan in a quick, convenient shopping option."Mitsuwa sells everything from food, including prepared sushi and bento boxes, to electrical appliances and cosmetics. There is also a food court with restaurants focused on well-known Japanese dishes.