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Uniqlo has more stores in China than Japan

Fast Retailing unit leverages its presence to marry online and offline shopping

Uniqlo's Shanghai flagship store: The casualwear chain is growing more reliant on Chinese-speaking shoppers as Japanese market growth languishes in the single digits. (photo courtesy of Fast Retailing)

TOKYO -- In September 2001, a few weeks after the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., Japanese casualwear retailer Uniqlo opened a set of stores in London, marking the chain's first expansion overseas.

It entered the Chinese market a year later, starting in Shanghai.

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