LINE Opens its First ever LINE FRIENDS Pop-Up Store in North America

From December 9th to December 31st in the Heart of New York

Dec 10, 2014, 11:37 ET from LINE Euro-Americas Corporation

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Euro-Americas Corporation (subsidiary of LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free messaging app LINE) announces its first-ever LINE FRIENDS pop-up store in North America. Located at 1515 Broadway in Times Square, New York City from December 9th to December 31st, LINE FRIENDS in NEW YORK aims to bring the ultimate LINE experience for everyone to enjoy.


To date, Official LINE Character products were only available through promotional activities, prizes, or contests, now LINE Fans in the US will have access to exclusive LINE products. LINE FRIENDS in NEW YORK showcases a full-range of LINE Official products featuring beloved original characters such as Brown, Cony, Moon, James, and more. From stationary, stuffed toys and mugs to LINE x Swarovski figures, necklaces and bracelets, LINE is perfect for holiday gifts.  


Along with unique photo opportunities with larger-than-life LINE characters, shoppers can look forward to exciting promotions daily and extra gifts for selected participants.

"We personally handpicked the most loved and bestselling items to share with the US market for the 13th global pop-up store. LINE has indeed come a long way. From its birth as a response to the 2011 Japan Tsunami all the way to launching LINE FRIENDS in NEW YORK, LINE is changing the way we connect and bringing everyone closer during this holiday season," said Jeanie Han, CEO of LINE Euro-Americas Corporation.

With its powerful, user-friendly mobile platform, LINE has seen phenomenal growth in the global market. Since 2011, LINE is No. 1 in 70 countries with over 13 billion messages sent per day. Times Square in New York City is considered "The Center of the Universe" and by opening LINE FRIENDS in NEW YORK at 1515 Broadway, LINE will be able to connect even more users from around the world through its original character products.

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About LINE Corporation
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 70 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE camera. For more information about LINE, please visit

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