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Uniqlo preps for tariffs and South Korea row after strong year

Fast-fashion giant grows same-store sales for seventh straight term

Uniqlo's Ginza flagship: In addition to headwinds abroad, the retailer faces a turning point in its strategy in Japan of focusing on large stores in prime locations. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japanese apparel chain Uniqlo eked out a seventh consecutive year of domestic sales growth, but parent Fast Retailing's outlook is clouded by the U.S.-China trade war and a consumer backlash in South Korea.

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