A Starbucks unit in Tokyo39s Roppongi district

A Starbucks unit in Tokyo's Roppongi district

Starbucks to acquire all Japan units for $913M

Coffeehouse operator plans multichannel growth

Starbucks Corp. will acquire its 1,051 coffeehouse units in Japan that operate under a joint venture in a $913 million deal, the company said Tuesday.

The acquisition aims to accelerate multichannel growth in Starbucks’ second-largest regional market.

Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive Howard Schultz said Japan is a key international market among the 65 countries where the 20,863-unit chain operates. Starbucks opened its first coffeehouse outside N

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