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Uniqlo to expand disability employment in China and ASEAN

Japanese fashion giant adopts store designs and products for all

Fast Retailing's flagship Uniqlo Tokyo store has large fitting rooms that can accommodate wheelchairs.

TOKYO -- Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing plans to expand employment of staffers with disabilities in Asia, in an effort to improve store services and product offerings as the company targets the region's vast population with its universal basic clothing.

The Japanese clothing retailer aims to employ more than one staff member with a disability in all its stores globally, according to Yukihiro Nitta, Fast Retailing's group senior vice president in charge of sustainability. The company also plans to expand store designs and product lines that cater to the needs of customers with disabilities.

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