FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. engages in the control and management of its group companies specializing in casual wear. It operates through the following segments: UNIQLO Japan, UNIQLO International, Global Brands, and Others. The UNIQLO Japan segment handles the expansion of UNIQLO business in Japan. The UNIQLO International segment manages the expansion of UNIQLO business overseas. The Global Brands segment deals with the planning, manufacture, and sale of apparel in domestic and overseas markets through the brands: Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princess tam.tam and GU. The Others segment offers real estate leasing services. The company was founded by Hitoshi Yanai in March 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.