FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. engages in the control and management of its group companies, which engages in casual wear. It operates through the following segments: UNIQLO Japan, UNIQLO International, and Global Brands. The UNIQLO Japan segment engages in UNIQLO clothing business within Japan. The UNIQLO International segment engages in UNIQLO clothing business outside of Japan. The Global Brands segment includes GU, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand clothing operations. The company was founded by Hitoshi Yanai in March 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.