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Uniqlo shifts more production to Southeast Asia from China

Clothing chain's Vietnamese suppliers rose 40% over last disclosure

A Uniqlo store in Tokyo's Ginza district. China is still the clothing chain's main base of suppliers, but Vietnam's importance has grown.

TOKYO -- Fast Retailing, operator of casual clothing chain Uniqlo, is relying more on Southeast Asian producers as wages rise in China and the number of garment workers falls there.

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