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