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Uniqlo to continue selling clothes in Russia

'Clothing is a necessity,' says Yanai, CEO of parent Fast Retailing

Uniqlo does not plan to shut its 50 locations in Russia for now.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese apparel chain Uniqlo plans to continue selling clothes at its 50 locations in Russia, with Tadashi Yanai, CEO of parent Fast Retailing, saying Russian people need access to daily necessities.

"Clothing is a necessity of life," Yanai told Nikkei last week. "The people of Russia have the same right to live as we do."

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